MoDOT's Kansas City district offers flood detour guide

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 6:42 p.m. CDT; updated 2:12 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 24, 2011

LEE'S SUMMIT — With floodwaters rising in parts of western Missouri, the state transportation agency is giving motorists some online guidance for avoiding washed-out roads.

The Missouri Department of Transportation's Kansas City district has created a page on its website listing roads closed by high water. The page includes maps of suggested detours that can spare motorists the hassle of driving several miles along a rural road only to have to backtrack when they reach a high-water barrier.

One map that appeared on the page Tuesday afternoon showed an alternate route to Missouri 224, a low-lying highway that runs parallel to the Missouri River between Missouri 13 and Missouri 131 in Lafayette County.

MoDOT said additional detour maps will be posted as more highways are closed.


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