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June 16, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Interstate Closure

It's simply unknown when the 40 mile stretch of Interstate 29 in northern Missouri and southern Iowa will reopen.

Right now the closure extends from Rockport Missouri to the Nebraska City exit. Transportation officials on both sides of the state border say as flooding moves downstream, so too does the danger to the interstate toward Kansas City. Elaine Justus is the MoDOT spokeswoman in St. Joseph.

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Interstate traffic is being detoured to the next major north south highway which is 71 about an hour away.