UPDATE: Highway 61 Now Open, Traffic Routed Through Clark, Knox, Lewis, Scotland Counties During Closure

UPDATE: Highway 61 Now Open, Traffic Routed Through Clark, Knox, Lewis, Scotland Counties During Closure

UPDATE: HANNIBAL - U.S. 61 where a levee broke Saturday night, and flooded all four lanes of the highway (Avenue of the Saints), is now open.  All lanes of U.S. 61 between the U.S. 61/24 (Taylor) interchange and Missouri Route 6 (north of Palmyra) have been cleared of water and debris. Traffic is now able to resume.

Original Post:

According to a truck-driver pulled over in Edina at around noon on Sunday, June 28, 2015, he was re-routed because Highway 61/24 is closed, due to flooding north of the junction, where Highway 6 and Highway 61/24 meet between LaGrange and Palmyra.

This photo was taken by Kathy Martin of water covering Highway 61/24 between LaGrange and Palmyra at approximately 6:30 a.m.

This photo was taken by Kathy Martin of water covering Highway 61/24 between LaGrange and Palmyra at approximately 6:30 a.m.

The driver was heading north on Highway 61 and was rerouted west on Highway 6 through Lewis and Knox Counties to Edina, north on Highway 15 from Edina to Memphis in Scotland County, east on Highway 136 from Memphis to Clark County, and will return to Highway 61 in Clark County to continue his trek north. He said he had never seen a detour so out of the way.

We are seeing quite a bit of semi-truck traffic in Edina where Highway 6 meets Highway 15. If you are on these roads today please be extra careful as we are sharing the roads with a higher than normal amount of traffic.

To check on road closures in Missouri visit MoDOT's Traveler Information Map by clicking here.

Posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.

 

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