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Heavy rainfall causes flooding; thunderstorm threat continues

Heavy rainfall causes flooding; thunderstorm threat continues

April 3rd, 2014 in News

Much of Mid-Missouri will continue to experience periods of heavy rainfall through tonight.

Several areas became covered with water from rapid runoff, including some roadways not normally prone to flooding.

Jefferson City police indicated that westbound lanes of U.S. 50 near Clark Avenue went under water in the 5 a.m. hour. Also, water covered West Edgewood at Frog Hollow Road and Creek Trail, and portions of West Stadium near Edgewood.

At 5:56 a.m., police advised West Edgewood and Stadium were re-opened. Also, Creek Trail and Frog Hollow Road were re-opened.

During the initial flooding, emergency personnel were called to a location on West Edgewood to rescue a stranded motorist whose car submerged in flash flood waters.

Police, fire trucks and road crews worked to block traffic in affected flash flooding areas, but motorists are advised to be cautious as new flood areas may develop with continued rainfall and runoff.

For additional information about severe weather and flooding in the area, check the weather statements below, and the link to the MoDOT statewide travel map.

Additional information:

Area weather radar, forecast

Current severe weather and flood watches and warnings

MoDOT statewide traveler information map

Area river, stream stages and forecasts