Update: The Missouri Department of Transportation has confirmed that a section of Highway 47 will close north of Highway 94 by Tuesday evening. The Highway 47 bridge will remain open.
Sections of Highway 94 remain closed Tuesday, with other road closures and another flood watch in the forecast.After heavy rain over the weekend, water remains high along the Missouri River. Flooding between Treloar and Pinckney, as well as west of Case, is keeping sections of Highway 94 closed in those areas, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.Although all of Highway 47 remained open through Tuesday morning, officials say at least one section west of Dutzow is at serious risk of flooding as waters continue to rise. According to the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department, Highway 47 is expected to close between Highway 94 and Boone Monument Road. If that happens, traffic will be detoured through Dutzow.The Missouri River is in moderate flood stage at about 29 feet as of noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. It is expected to rise another foot by Wednesday afternoon.Compounding the current threat of flooding is a forecast of more rain between Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service predicts 1 to 3 inches of rain through Thursday afternoon. Because much of the soil in the area is already saturated, most of that rain will become runoff into area streams, renewing the risk of flash flooding.To check up-to-date road conditions, view the Missouri Department of Transportation's online map at http://traveler.modot.org/map.
Highway 47 at the Diermann farm near Dutzow on Monday, May 1.
Record photo/Cindy Gladden