Route 61 Open at Alexandria

Route 61 Open at Alexandria
Road Could Open and Closed at Various Times

HANNIBAL – This morning, Thursday, April 21 at 9 a.m., MoDOT will open Route
61/136 at Alexandria. The road was closed Wednesday evening due to flooding.
Today, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Knoxville, Iowa informed MoDOT they
have stopped releasing water, which is why the flood water has receded at
Alexandria.

The Mississippi River could continue to see minor flooding over the weekend
as a result of released water from the Red Rock Dam in central Iowa near
Knoxville on the Des Moines River. Due to increased inflow into Lake Red Rock
from its 12,323 square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River, pool levels will
continue to rise as flood waters are stored. Depending on additional rainfall
and increased inflow into the lake, releases could be increased causing minor
flooding to continue off and on closing Route 61 at Alexandria over the next few
days. MoDOT will set up detours if needed.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will notify MoDOT when increased outflows
from Lake Red Rock will result in minor flooding closing the road at
Alexandria.

MoDOT will continue to keep motorists informed through the media. Please
check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map before traveling at www.modot.org or call
MoDOT’s toll-free Customer Service line at 1-888-275-6636 (1-888-ASK MODOT)
during normal business hours or visit our website at www.modot.gov/northeast.