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May 05, 2017 09:51 AM
Flooded Roads in Southeast Missouri
Update May 5 at 9 a.m.

SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed several state routes in Southeast Missouri due to the recent flooding.

In addition, motorists are encouraged to watch for flash flooding. This could cause water to quickly rise in areas that were previously safe. MoDOT crews will continually monitor state routes, but motorists are also urged to stop and turn around if they discover a roadway has high water.  

Routes that are closed include:

Butler County:

  • Route 142-Route 67 to Route HH and north to Route 158
  • Route N-CRD 243 to CRD 232
  • Route HH-from Route H to CRD 329
  • Route H-from Route HH to near the end of state maintenance

Cape Girardeau County:

  • Kingshighway-Route 74 to Castor River Diversion Channel at Scott City
  • Route 177-from County Road 657 to East Cape Rock Drive in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and from Route J to CRD 610
  • Route 25-from County Road 216 at Dutchtown to Blomeyer roundabout
  • Route A-from the Route 25/A/74 junction at Dutchtown to County Road 234
  • Route 74-from Outer 55 to CRD 205 and the Route 25/A/74 junction at Dutchtown to CRD 214
  • Ramp at SB I-55 at MM 93 onto Route 74
  • Ramp at SB US 61/South Kingshighway onto Route 74

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Carter County:

  • Route Y
  • Route M-near Rogers Creek and Mill Creek

Douglas County:

  • Route EE-at North Fork River; near Route AD
  • Route U-at Bryant Creek; south of Olathia
  • Route Y-at Cowskin Creek; approximately 3.5 miles after Route 76
  • Route 14-from Route 95 at Gentryville to Route AC
  • Route C-between CRD C-128 to just past the Wright/Douglas County line
  • Route AB-at Vera Cruz Access
  • Route AP-from Route 181 in Douglas County to Route 14 in Howell County
  • Route FF-east of Ava, Mo. at Hunter Creek

Dunklin County:

  • Route DD-west of Route 53; from CRD 213 to CRD 203

Howell County:

  • Route 142-Route E to Route FF
  • Route UU-from Route 63 to east of CRD 2150
  • Route U-from Route UU to Route N
  • Route 63-from West Plains to south of Willow Springs, Mo.
  • Route N-from Route 17 to US 63
  • Route CC-from Dora, Mo. in Ozark County to Route AD in Howell County
  • Route AP-from Route 181 in Douglas County to Route 14 in Howell County
  • Route Z-from Route P to Route 76
  • Route AB-west of Route 160
  • Route K-from Route KK to Route MM

 Iron County:

  • Route D
  • Route F-at Crane Pond Creek

 Madison County:

  • Route V-CRD 243 to Route F

 Mississippi County:

  • Route 77-from Levee Road to stateline
  • Route 80-from Levee Road to stateline

New Madrid County:

  • Route 162-from CRD 439 to stateline
  • Route P-at St. John’s Diversion Channel from Route BB to CRD 727
  • Route WW-from Route P to Route AB

Oregon County:

  • Route 142-at Eleven Point River

Ozark County:

  • Route 181-at Bryant Creek at Sycamore
  • Route 95-at Bryant Creek; between CRD 164 and CRD 156 and at Spring Creek; between CRD 136 and CRD 138
  • Route H-from CRD 352 to CRD 346
  • Route 160-at Norfolk Lake at Tecumseh
  • Route JJ-from CRD 920 to CRD 916 at Thornfield, Mo.
  • Route CC-from Dora, Mo. in Ozark County to Route AD in Howell County
  • Route J-Lick Creek; north of Howards Ridge
  • Route PP-North Fork River; near Route 160

Perry County:

  • Chester Bridge on Route 51
  • Route E-from CRD 534 to CRD 322
  • Route AA-between CRD 508/510 and CRD 522
  • Route A-from Wittenberg to CRD 448
  • Route B-from Route K to CRD 5
  • Route C-at Menfro

Reynolds County:

  • Route F-at Logan Creek
  • Route K-east of Route O to west of CRD 440
  • Route B-CRD 786 to CRD 785 and CRD 758
  • Route HH-from Route RA in Reynolds County to Tacketts Pocket near Piedmont in Wayne County

Ripley County:

  • Route AA
  • Route H
  • Route W

Scott County:

  • Route E-at Commerce

Shannon County:

  • Route NN
  • Route 106-from Alley Spring to Route E (due to slide)
  • Route T-near CRD 687

Ste. Genevieve County:

  • Route 32-from Gisi Road to Siebert Road
  • Route J-from Route 61 to Buehler Road
  • Route 61-from Route H to Route M
  • Route V-from 61 to Sugar Bottom Road
  • Route U-at Route 61 at Saint Mary
  • Route M-from Route J to Eisenbeis Road
  • Route H-from Route 61 to Ste. Genevieve/Perry County line.

Stoddard County:

  • Eastbound Route 60 Ramp at Route 51 (Fisk/Puxico)

Texas County:

  • Route EE-from Route 181 to Route AD
  • Route BB-at Boiling Spring Access

Wayne County:

  • Route FF-CRD 378 to CRD 380
  • Route KK-south of CRD 456
  • Business 67-from Route D to US 67; near Greenville, Mo.
  • Route HH-from Route RA in Reynolds County to Tacketts Pocket near Piedmont in Wayne County
  • Route D-at East Fork Lost Creek
  • Route T-from the Wayne/Butler County line to Route D

Wright County:

  • Route AB-Wolf Creek; near Adamson Road
  • Route E-north of Route 60 at Norwood; near Kempt Road and Williams Road
  • Route Z-Elk Creek-between Emmerson Road and Clayton Road
  • Route C-between CRD C-128 to just past the Wright/Douglas County line
  • Route V-from Route 5 in Wright County to Route C in Webster County

Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution and plan alternate routes.

MoDOT also offers the following driving tips that can help avoid delays and unsafe conditions during rainy weather:

  • Turn on your headlights when windshield wipers are needed. It's the law.
  • Slow down, use caution, and don't use cruise control when driving in rain to avoid skidding and hydroplaning.
  • Leave plenty of following distance behind the vehicle in front of yours.
  • Never move or drive around barricades placed on roadways due to high water. Barricades are a warning designed to protect you from an unsafe condition. You can put yourself at serious risk if you proceed into a flooded section of road.
  • If a road is closed, find another route.
  • Do NOT drive into high water. Stop and turn around. Notify local police, the sheriff or the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
  • "Turn Around - Don't Drown" as highways become impassable.

For more information, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit the Traveler Information Map at: http://traveler.modot.org/map/?district=SOUTHEAST

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