Pending legislation would require contractors to file any payment claims at least five days before a house closes. Legislators hope the law will make it easier for buyers to receive home insurance and mortgage loans because it decreases the risk of encountering unexpected liens.
Construction is expected to continue through the end of October, the Columbia Public Works Department said in a news release.
A flash flood watch has been issued through Wednesday morning for Columbia and Boone County.
An elevator malfunction caused the evacuation of Boone County National Bank on East Broadway.