A tornado hit parts of Jefferson City just before midnight Wednesday night. There are reports of property damage, trees down and debris in the streets. Electricity also is out in parts of the city.
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Flash Flood Warning including Versailles MO, Warsaw MO, Lincoln MO until 5:00 AM CDT.
A Tornado Watch covers much of Mid-Missouri. The watch has been extended to 4 a.m. Thursday for Camden, Miller and Maries counties. The Tornado Watch for Cole, Boone, Callaway, Osage and Moniteau counties continues until 5 a.m.
Severe thunderstorms moved eastward across Mid-Missouri. Numerous tornado, hail and severe storm advisories have been issued in this line of storms.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Cole, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Gasconade, Moniteau, Montgomery and Osage counties starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning.
Authorities report the following Mid-Missouri road closures due to flooding:
State highway closures around Missouri will also be posted on the Missouri Department of Transportation Traveler Information Map.
"If motorists encounter a closed road, we remind them to never move or drive around the barriers," said MoDOT Central District Engineer David Silvester. "You never know what is underneath the surface when there is standing water. It only takes 12 inches of moving water to move a small car. Those signs and barriers are there for your safety and protection."
Silvester added that drivers should also use extra caution when driving on wet roads. Slow down to avoid skidding and hydroplaning, leave extra stopping space, and always turn headlights on whenever wipers are needed, he advised.
This article has been updated as weather conditions changed.