Due to the return of high water across the road, crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) closed Missouri Route 10, on Monday, west of Carrollton. The road is closed until further notice between County Road 191 and County Road 231. Drivers must use another route. MoDOT reminds motorists that they should never move a barricade.
In a press release, MoDOT urged everyone to closely monitor conditions in their area, heed all evacuation notices, and never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades. Just a few inches of floodwaters can force a vehicle off the roadway. In addition, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, creating unsafe conditions for motorists
Flooding may occur with little or no notice. Even though you have a planned route, you may come upon water-covered roads. Missouri Department of Transportation crews and their partner agency are monitoring road conditions closely, but floodwaters can rise quickly, before road crews and other emergency services are able to place barricades across the roadway.
The MoDOT press release reminds travelers if they come upon a flooded roadway without barricades, do not drive through the water. Pullover to a safe location and call the MoDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service line at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) to report it.
For the most up-to-date information on this flooding event, visit:www.modot.org/2019-northwest-missouri-flooding www.traveler.modot.org/map or download MoDOT’s smartphone app