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Cole County Public Works monitoring storm conditions

Cole County Public Works crews are monitoring storm conditions Tuesday evening.

“Right now we’re in a wait and see mode,” said Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz.

He said roads along the Moreau River typically flood with heavy rain, and the river could remain in flood stage through the weekend.

“The ground is saturated and we may actually have some areas that don’t normally flood actually get some water on them,” he said.

Benz said drivers should slow down and never cross a road covered in water.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Missouri River at Jefferson City. The warning is effective Thursday afternoon through Saturday afternoon with the river hitting flood stage at 23 feet.

Tuesday morning the Missouri River was at a stage of 17.8 feet, according to the weather service.

Storms that could be severe packing heavy rains and high winds were expected to blanket mid-Missouri into Tuesday night.

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