By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
Interstate 29 near the Missouri/Iowa border has been closed due to flooding in Iowa.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports I-29 at Rock Port, Mile Marker 110, has been closed.
MoDOT advises motorists wishing to travel north on I-29 to use Interstate 35, then I-80 in Iowa.
Full closures of I-29 are in place at
US 136 at Rock Port, Mo. (Exit 110); and
Iowa 92 South of Council Bluffs, Iowa (Exit 48)
Those who would normally use I-29 as a through route should instead use
I-35 N from Kansas City to
I-80 West in Des Moines to
I-29 near the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area
and vice-versa until further notice.
Travelers already on I-29 North
Drivers who are currently heading north on I-29 should use US 71 North north of St. Joseph to I-35 if possible.
MoDOT says those north of the US 71 junction can continue to Rock Port, take US 136 East to US 71 north to I-35. Motorists should not take US 275 North, due to flooding in Hamburg, Iowa.
MoDOT advises motorists not to drive through floodwaters. It takes as little as six inches of water to take control of a vehicle away from the driver. Also, there might be unseen damage to the road surface below the floodwater.
MoDOT provides road condition information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Click here for Missouri road conditions by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Click here for Iowa road conditions by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Click here for Nebraska road conditions by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.