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MoDOT, Springfield close highways, streets

including road over Table Rock Dam

High water forces many numbered and lettered highways to close in Southwest Missouri.

April 25, 2011|by KY3 News

BRANSON, Mo. -- The roadway over Table Rock Dam that carries Missouri 265 and Missouri 165 was closed late Monday afternoon, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.  As heavy rain continued, an earth slide occurred near the roadway about 100 yards north of the dam.  The road is closed as a precaution in case a wider area becomes unstable and undermines the road.

The road is closed between the entrance to the Showboat Branson Belle on the south side of the dam and the Missouri 265/165 intersection near the Chateau on the Lake entrance on the north side of the dam.  MoDOT engineers are investigating the slide to determine the extent of the threat to the road.  The dam is not in danger in any way.

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 CODY, Mo. -- Flooding closed westbound U.S. 60 at Greene County Farm Road 213 west of Missouri 125 at Rogersville.  A sinkhole near the roadway backed up with water from the heavy rains of recent days.

Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction for a half-mile in the eastbound lanes -- roughly between Farm Road 223 on the east and Farm Road 189 on the west,

Drivers should expect westbound lanes to be closed for several days -- until rain stops and water drains away.    They should slow down approaching the crossover points and while driving in the head-to-head traffic portion of the traffic shift, and pay attention to warning signs.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- All lanes of westbound Division Street just west of the intersection at Glenstone Avenue were barricaded due to flooding late Monday afternoon.  

A portion of the inside westbound lane of Sunshine Street west of the intersection of Kimbrough Avenue was also barricaded.

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JOPLIN, Mo. -- Here is the latest list of closures by the Southwest District of the Missouri Department of Transportation, as of 4 p.m. Monday.

Flooding Update Monday 4/25/11, 4 p.m.


Joplin - The Missouri Department of Transportation Southwest District has closed numerous routes due to flooding.

Closed routes include:

Barry County

  • MO 39, south of Route 248
  • MO 76, southeast of Cassville
  • MO 97, near Monett
  • Route C, at McDowell, Flat Creek
  • Route U, Flat Creek, east of Butterfield
  • Route Y, Flat Creek, north of Cassville
  • NEW--Route DD, Big Sugar Creek, west of Seligman--NEW

Jasper County

  • MO 37, north of Reeds
  • Route D, east of Oronogo
  • NEW--Route O, south of Alba--NEW

Lawrence County

  • MO 97, north of Stotts City
  • Route DD, east of Miller

McDonald County

  • MO 59, south of Lanagan
  • MO 90, inside city limits of Noel
  • MO 90, southeast side of county
  • Route CC, between Goodman and Lanagan
  • Route DD, Elk River
  • Route E, Sugar Creek near Powell
  • Route H, southwest of Pineville
  • Route TT, Elk River west of Noel
  • Route U, Sugar Creek
  • NEW--Route KK, south of Route 90--NEW

Newton County

  • MO 86, near Racine
  • Route AA, southwest of Neosho
  • Route CC, Lost Creek, just south of MO 86
  • Route W, between US60 and Ritchey
  • NEW--Business 60 in Neosho, toward Granby between Kentucky and Nighthawk Roads--NEW

Motorists are urged to never drive over roads covered in water.

For more information, contact MoDOT Southwest District Customer Service 1-888-275-6636 or 417-621-6500. You may also view the Traveler Information Map at: http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/index.aspx?district=7

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