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MoDOT closes section of Missouri 179

MoDOT closes section of Missouri 179

June 30th, 2011 in News

Floodwaters creep onto Missouri 179 on Wednesday, forcing the Missouri Department of Transportation to close the section that runs through Sandy Hook.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

Missouri 179 near Sandy Hook was closed Wednesday due to flooding of the Missouri River, according to Missouri's Transportation Department.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Missouri 179 in Moniteau County were closed at 6:30 p.m., MoDOT said.

Crews had monitored the water levels and flagged drivers through the area as long as it was "safe for vehicles to cross." Then barricades were erected to block the road until the waters go back down.

MoDOT said drivers should detour using U.S. 50 and Missouri 87.

Drivers can get the most current road conditions information using the online Traveler Information Map at, or by calling MoDOT's toll-free customer service center, 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).


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