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Overnight flooding mostly recedes in some areas, threat continues throughout week

Overnight flooding mostly recedes in some areas, threat continues throughout week


Most roads across mid-Missouri were dry as of 5 a.m. on Monday, but chances of flooding are expected to increase as storms move through the area this week.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation's traveler map, Route 94 in Montgomery County was closed due to flooding shortly before 9 Sunday night.

However, Route 94 was back open Monday morning.

Columbia Fire Department Assistant Chief Brad Frazier says the department recommends making sure your windshield wipers are working properly, slow down during rain or when roads are wet and avoid water covered roads.

Missouri Route 94 back open after closing for flooding Sunday night.

The MoDOT traveler map also shows Route 23 and Route E in Johnson County closed due to flooding. In Saline County, Route 127 and Outer Road 70 were blocked off because water over the roadways.

Pettis County Sheriff Brad Anders also posted to Facebook about several road closures due to flash flooding. Anders said in some areas, there was over two feet of running water.

The Stormtrack Weather Team is tracking even more rain moving through mid-Missouri this week.

Officials say if you see water over roadways, find an alternate route. MoDOT says turn around, don't drown.

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