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West Alton residents evacuate after Mississippi tops levee

Roads in the West Alton area became water covered after a temporary flood barricade put in place by MoDOT gave way Monday evening. Roads in the West Alton area became water covered after a temporary flood barricade put in place by MoDOT gave way Monday evening. Image source: Fox 2 KTVI

   Flooding along the Mississippi River is forcing some St. Charles County residents out of their homes.  That's because the Lincoln-Shield levee along the Mississippi River was breached Monday evening.  

   West Alton officials and the Rivers Pointe Fire Chief issued an alert about 8:30 p.m. advising residents to evacuate.  The evacuation order is voluntary, not mandatory.

   The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings for eastern St. Charles County through 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The weather service also warned that “residents living on streams and creeks should take immediate precautions.”  

   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that southbound Highway 67 was closed between the Clark Bridge and Highway 94 as a result of the flooding after a temporary barricade erected by MoDOT failed.  Northbound 67 remains open at this hour. 

 
Last modified on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 03:19

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