Flooding makes it hard to get around
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Flooding along the Missouri River is making it difficult to get around for many residents in the area where Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska come together.
Interstate 29 is shut down in the region, and the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press reported Wednesday that every bridge across the river from St. Joseph to Omaha, Neb., is closed. So are sections of several other major roadways, including U.S. 275 and U.S. 136 in northwest Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says parts of I-29 are expected to be closed through mid-August, recalling the Flood of 1993, when traveling across the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in parts of the Midwest was virtually impossible.