DUTCHTOWN, Mo. (AP) - Residents of tiny Dutchtown can breathe easier.
Rising floodwaters threatened the southeast Missouri town for the second time this spring, prompting vigorous sandbagging. The Mississippi River crested last week, and now the waters are receding.
The Southeast Missourian reports that on Monday, two state highways that run through the town of just over 90 residents, Missouri 74 and Missouri 25, reopened. Both had been closed about a week due to backwater flooding from what's known as the Diversion Channel.
Dutchtown frequently floods and residents there have been seeking a government buyout.