JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predictions show the Moreau River in Jefferson City swelling to moderate flood stage by Saturday.
At 10:30 a.m. Friday hydrologists were predicting a steep rise of more than 20 feet over the course of a day.
Cole County Emergency Management Agency director Bill Farr said his crews are working with staff from the county's public works department, fire district and sheriff's office to routinely patrol the roads near the low-lying areas of the Moreau River prone to flooding.
Farr said road closure signs will be posted if any are closed due to flooding.
The Missouri River in Jefferson City is expected to rise more than 5 feet during the same time period, but as of 10:30 a.m. Friday shows no signs of approaching any flood stage.
As with any flooding event, Farr warns motorists to avoid driving through a flooded road.
Below is a map marking Cole County's most flood-prone roads:
Below is a list of Cole County's most flood-prone roads.
|NORTH BRANCH ROAD||11100|
|DEER RUN ROAD||14500|
|MURPHYS FORD ROAD||1300|
|EAST LOHMAN ROAD||7900|
|ROCKHOUSE SPUR ROAD||14100|
|VAUGHN FORD ROAD||7400|
|NINE HILLS ROAD||1300|
|BODE FERRY ROAD||7900|
|LOCK & DAM ROAD||8800|
|SOUTH TEAL BOTTOM ROAD||2900|
|UPPER BOTTOM ROAD||2600|
|TANNER BRIDGE ROAD||2800|
|TANNER BRIDGE ROAD||4300|
|S ROCK CREEK ROAD||2800|
|SCOTT STATION ROAD||1300-1400|
|EAST MELLER ROAD||1900|
|SCHUELER FERRY ROAD||600|
|W SCHUELER FERRY ROAD||1000|
|NEW HOPE ROAD||7000|
|LISLETOWN ROAD||NEAR RIVERFRONT DR.|
|E COLE JUNCTION ROAD||RR TRACKS|
|LYNCH BEND ROAD||4900|
|MONITEAU CREEK ROAD||8300|
|OSAGE HIGH STREET||9300|