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    Missouri Road Closures Due to Flooding
    December 28th 2015 by Dee Loflin
    Missouri Road Closures Due to Flooding

    Missouri - The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed routes in Southeast Missouri due to the recent flooding. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution and plan alternate routes.

    Routes that are closed include:

    Bollinger County

    • Route H – from CR 702 to Route 51

    Butler County

    • Route 158 – from Route 67 to Route 142
    • Route 142 – from Route EE to CR 353
    • Route 142 – Route 67 to Naylor City Limits
    • Route N – from CR 243 to CR 231

    Cape Girardeau County

    • Route A – from Route U to CR 255
    • South Kingshighway in Cape – from Route 74 to Diversion Channel

    Carter County

    • Route M – over Mill Creek
    • Route Z – near CR 206

    Douglas County

    • Route Y – over Cowskin Creek
    • Route FF- over Hunter Creek
    • Route U – over Bryant Creek
    • Route EE – over North Fork River
    • Route 76 – over Fox Creek

    Dunklin County

     

    • Route DD – from Route 53 to CR 228

     

    Howell County

    • Route Y – from Route 60 to the Texas County line
    • Route U – from Route 60 to Route N
    • Route K – from Route KK to Route MM
    • Route 142 – over Bennetts River 

    Iron County

    • Route 221 – from Route 21 through Pilot Knob
    • Route F – from CR 164 to CR 165 (Crane Pond Creek)
    • Route D – from Route 72 to Route 21
    • Route 21 – from Route AA to Route CC
    • Route E – over Marble Creek
    • Route N – over Fork Black River

    Madison County

    • Route V – from CR 238 to CR 243

    New Madrid

    • Route V – from CR 702 to CR 708

    Oregon County

    • Route K – over Whites Creek
    • Route 142 – over the Eleven Point River

    Ozark County

    • Route 95 – over Bryant Creek
    • Route 95 – from Route N to CR 167
    • Route 181 – over Bryant Creek
    • Route H – over North Fork River
    • Route T – from CR 527 to CR 512

    Perry County

    • Route E – from CR 322 to CR 354
    • Route A – at CR 460

    Reynolds County

    • Route F – over Logan Creek
    • Route 106 – near Logan Creek

    Ripley County

    • Route K – over South Prong Beaverdam Creek
    • Route K – over Little Black River
    • Route NN – over North Prong Little Black River
    • Route H – from CR H-8 to Route KK
    • Route H – from Route KK to CR H-9

    Scott County

    • Route E – from CR 342 to Washington Street

    Shannon County

    • Route NN – over Rocky Creek
    • Route P over Big Creek
    • Route MM – from CR 651 to CR 99
    • Route T – over Spring Creek

    Texas County

    • Route M – over Roubidoux Creek
    • Route BB – over Big Piney River
    • Route ZZ – from Happy Hollow Drive to Evergreen Drive
    • Route F – from Oak Hill Drive to Fourth Street
    • Route Z – from Rocky Branch Road to Route 63
    • Route H – from Childers Drive to Route 63
    • Route U – from Route HH to Route 137

     Wayne County                                                              

    • Route KK – south of CR 456
    • Route FF – from CR 380 to Route 67
    • Route C – over Bear Creek

    Wright County

    • Route Z – over Elk Creek
    • Route M – from Parks Creek to west of Hunters Creek Road
    • Route AB – over Wolf Creek
    • Route E – from Kempt Road to Dake Road 

    For more information, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit the Traveler Information Map at: http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/index.aspx?district=10


    Last Updated on December 28th 2015 by Dee Loflin




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    Flash Flood Watch Issued for Stoddard County, Missouri
    December 25th 2015 by Dee Loflin
    Flash Flood Watch for Stoddard County, Missouri

    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Flash Flood Watch from Saturday, noon through Monday afternoon for Stoddard County, Missouri.

    ... FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... EDWARDS... FRANKLIN... HAMILTON... JACKSON... JEFFERSON... PERRY IL... WABASH AND WAYNE IL. IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... BOLLINGER... BUTLER... CAPE GIRARDEAU... CARTER... NEW MADRID... PERRY MO... RIPLEY... SCOTT... STODDARD AND WAYNE MO.

    * FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

    * RAIN WILL DEVELOP AGAIN BY SATURDAY... AND CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND ON INTO MONDAY. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES. FORECAST STORM TOTAL RAINFALL COULD EXCEED 4 INCHES BY THE TIME THE SYSTEM IS DEPARTING MONDAY EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS COULD CAUSE LOCALIZED HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS... ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

    * THE GROUND IS WET AND WILL SATURATE QUICKLY WITH ADDITIONAL RAINS. MANY STREAMS AND CREEKS ARE ALREADY AT OR NEAR BANKFULL. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATED INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL CAUSE SMALL RIVERS AND STREAMS TO REACT QUICKLY. LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL BE PARTICULARLY PRONE TO FLOODING.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

    YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.


    Last Updated on December 25th 2015 by Dee Loflin




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    Tornado Watch for Stoddard County
    December 23rd 2015 by Dee Loflin
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    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Stoddard County, Missouri.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 558 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES

    IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

    ALEXANDER EDWARDS FRANKLIN GALLATIN HAMILTON HARDIN JACKSON JEFFERSON JOHNSON MASSAC PERRY POPE PULASKI SALINE UNION WABASH WAYNE WHITE WILLIAMSON

    IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

    IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA

    GIBSON POSEY VANDERBURGH

    IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 14 COUNTIES

    IN WESTERN KENTUCKY

    BALLARD CALDWELL CALLOWAY CARLISLE CRITTENDEN FULTON GRAVES HENDERSON HICKMAN LIVINGSTON LYON MARSHALL MCCRACKEN UNION

    IN MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES

    IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

    BOLLINGER BUTLER CAPE GIRARDEAU CARTER MISSISSIPPI NEW MADRID PERRY RIPLEY SCOTT STODDARD WAYNE

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... ALBION... BARDWELL... BENTON... BLOOMFIELD... CAIRO... CAPE GIRARDEAU... CARBONDALE... CARMI... CHARLESTON... CLINTON... DONIPHAN... EDDYVILLE... ELIZABETHTOWN... EVANSVILLE... FAIRFIELD... FORT BRANCH... GOLCONDA... HARRISBURG... HENDERSON... HERRIN... HICKMAN... JONESBORO... MARBLE HILL... MARION... MAYFIELD... MCLEANSBORO... METROPOLIS... MORGANFIELD... MOUND CITY... MOUNT CARMEL... MOUNT VERNON... MURRAY... NEW MADRID... PADUCAH... PERRYVILLE... PIEDMONT... PINCKNEYVILLE... POPLAR BLUFF... POSEYVILLE... PRINCETON... SHAWNEETOWN... SIKESTON... SMITHLAND... VAN BUREN... VIENNA... WEST FRANKFORT AND WICKLIFFE.


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    December 23rd 2015 by Dee Loflin
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    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Stoddard County, Missouri and most of the Heartland.

    ... DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

    VISIBILITY... VISIBILITIES FROM ONE QUARTER MILE TO NEAR ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED. AREAS AFFECTED ARE GENERALLY EAST OF A LINE FROM MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS TO CAPE GIRARDEAU TO POPLAR BLUFF MISSOURI... AND NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM CALHOUN TO MAYFIELD KENTUCKY.

    * IMPACTS... MOTORISTS ACROSS THIS REGION SHOULD ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS THIS EVENING AND BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN DEVELOPMENT OF VERY THICK FOG AND DRIZZLE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING... SLOW DOWN... USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS... AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.


    Last Updated on December 23rd 2015 by Dee Loflin




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    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Wind Advisory until 10:00 p.m. this evening, Sunday, December 13, 2015.

    • ... WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM CST THIS EVENING...
    • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.
    • * TIMING... .WINDS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE BY DARK AND CONTINUE STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH MID TO LATE EVENING.
    • * WINDS... ..SUSTAINED SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
    • * IMPACTS... TREE BRANCHES AND SMALL LIMBS MAY BE BROUGHT DOWN. HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AND OTHER OUTDOOR OBJECTS NOT TIED DOWN MAY BE BLOWN AROUND AND POSSIBLY DAMAGED.
    • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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    Last Updated on December 13th 2015 by Dee Loflin




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    • .. THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AFFECTING AREAS IN ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI...
    • AT CAPE GIRARDEAU AFFECTING ALEXANDER... JACKSON... UNION... CAPE GIRARDEAU... PERRY AND SCOTT COUNTIES
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