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Thu April 18, 2013
'Significant number' of mid-Missouri roads closed after storms rumble through
Several roads are closed in mid-Missouri after severe weather rumbled through the area.
Barbara Conner, a customer service representative with the Missouri Department of Transportation said “there is a significant number of roads closed in the northern area of mid-Missouri.” Though, she adds no major route is closed – most closures affect lower traveled routes, like county roads.
The Office of Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications reported two road closed due to flooding. The agency’s website reports the 200 block of Henry Clay Blvd and Old Plank Road at Forum Boulevard both closed as of 6:58 a.m.
Jade Mooney, Communications Supervisor with Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications said deputies describe Brown School Road East at Clearview and the 6400 block of Rangeline as covered in a few inches of water, though roads are passable.
“We encourage people if they have any question if it’s safe to pass that there’s water on the roadway – just err on the side of caution and don’t do it," Mooney said.
Mooney said Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications did not receive any new reports of damage overnight.
The Red Cross of Heart of Missouri chapter reported that it was assisting a family of six that was displaced last night when their Columbia apartment flooded.
Columbia - Boone County road closures:
Missouri Department of Transportation Road Closure Map: