Note for drivers who might be stuck on EB I-44 at mile marker 107--which is near the Conway Marshfield exit.
A multi-vehicle accident has shut down all lanes of the highway. There is no detour at this time, all local routes are snow-covered. MoDOT is encouraging drivers to leave the interstate and find warm shelter.
The accident is expected to be cleared sometime before 4 PM.
IDOT and MoDOT continue bi-annual bridge inspections tomorrow. Wednesday, crews had lanes closed on the Chain of Rocks and Clark Bridges.
Thursday, the eastbound right lane on the MLK Bridge will be closed from 8 AM to noon. The eastbound left lane will remain open.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A Southeast Missouri State University building will remain closed through mid-August after a rooftop fire.
The university made the announcement Thursday after insurers and engineers assessed the damage that Monday's fire caused to Robert A. Dempster Hall. The building houses business programs and some administrative offices.
The university said in a news release that portions of the building sustained roof, water and smoke damage. Vice president for finance and administration, Kathy Mangels, says the first priority is to get classrooms ready for the fall semester.
During the closure, students and staff have been moved to alternative locations.
IDOT is hoping the third time is a charm as they have the McKinley Bridge scheduled to be closed, starting tonight.
The work to seal the deck of the bridge has been delayed twice before this weekend. The span will close at 9 PM tonight and should reopen by 5 AM on Monday. The work was previously postponed due to high flood waters and rain in the forecast.
When the St. Louis Art Museum closes on Sunday evening, they will stay closed for two weeks.
The museum is closing temporarily to prepare for the opening of the new east building expansion. When the museum reopens on June 29 they will have the have 21 new galleries that can display 230 works of art.
After opening ceremonies at 10AM on the 29th, there will festivities on the museum grounds that include food booths, a live musical performance, and hands on craft displays.
More info can be found at SLAM.org.
ASHLAND, Mo. (AP) — One lane of a heavily traveled highway between Jefferson City and Columbia is closed by a rock slide, and officials predict occasional delays for several weeks.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced the closing of one northbound lane of U.S. 63 on Friday afternoon.
The slide was reported late Thursday along a rock bluff south of Ashland, near the Boone-Callaway county line. MoDOT plans to solicit bids Monday on a contract to stabilize the bluff, with work possibly starting Tuesday.
The northbound lane is expected to remain closed for about 10 days. MoDOT says U.S. 63 will be closed periodically throughout the project, which is expected to be finished in early May.