Over 20,000 runners will be downtown this weekend for the Go! St. Louis Marathon events and that means road closures.
On 64/40, MoDOT will close several ramps including westbound ramps to Forest Park, Market, and 21 st Street--those ramps will close at 5AM on Sunday and reopen by 3PM. Eastbound closures include ramps to Market and Chestnut. Those closures will last from 5AM until around 3PM.
Here are other road closures:
Market between Tucker and 18th St. will be closed 4:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The stretch between Tucker and Broadway will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Pine St. from Tucker to 14th will be closed from midnight Sunday to 5 p.m.
13th St. from Market to Pine will be closed between midnight and 5 p.m.
Forest Park between Compton and Union will be closed between 7:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Vandeventer will be closed between Forest Park and Lindell from 7:15 a.m to 1 p.m.
There will be no southbound travel on Union from Delmar to Lindell between 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
There will be no eastbound travel on Delmar between Skinker and Union from 8:25 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the second time this week, residents in southeast Missouri felt the rumble of a small earthquake. But an expert says it's nothing to worry about - small quakes strike in the New Madrid seismic zone roughly 200 times a year.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest earthquake was centered near Caruthersville in the Missouri Bootheel, a magnitude 2.7 quake that struck at 7:27 p.m. Thursday. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Two days earlier, another 2.7-magnitude quake was centered near Portageville, Mo.
Steve Horton of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis says the New Madrid seismic zone remains very active with small quakes. The New Madrid Fault Line was the location for massive quakes in 1811 and 1812.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Veterans moving to Missouri after leaving the military could immediately claim in-state tuition for public higher education under a bill passed by the state House.
The House voted 152-0 to send the measure to the Senate Thursday.
It would allow veterans to immediately claim the discounted tuition rate despite not having lived in the state previously. Typically, students seeking in-state tuition must reside in Missouri for 12 consecutive months before qualifying.
The measure is sponsored by Republican Rep. Charlie Davis, of Webb City. It also includes a provision that prevents university instructors from giving exams to National Guard members less than 24 hours after they return from training.