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March 15, 2019 | By: Ryan Elliot
Flooding due to melting snow and rainfall has caused several road closures in Northwest Missouri.
Missouri Department of Transportation Communications Specialist Marcia Johnson says the best thing to do while traveling is to avoid flood waters all together.
"Don't drive through flooded roads. You can't see what's underneath the roadway. You don't even know if there still is roadway most of the time. And while you think your car may make it, it can only take a few inches of water to sweep your car off the roadway. So the best rule of thumb is if you see water over the roadway, do not drive through it. Turn around, don't drown. You've probably all heard that, but it's really true. Don't drive around the barricades. Don't drive through water over a roadway. If you do see water over a roadway and there aren't barricades, please pull over to a safe place and give us a call at 888-MODOT so we can send responders out there and put up those barricades to protect everyone."
For more information and current road closures visit modot.org and click on the traveler information map.