The city of St. Louis is closing several flood gates to keep the Mississippi River out of the city after heavy rain swept through the region on Thursday.
The St. Louis City Streets Department began closing and raising the gates Friday morning as the river is expected to crest on Wednesday at 39.5 feet.
Officials closed four gates Friday and erected the gates at Poplar Street and Carr Street along Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard.
City officials said crews would continue to shut gates throughout the weekend. They said the schedule could change depending on the latest forecasts and needs of businesses impacted by the rising river.
The City of St. Peters is making preparations at a number of facilities in the interest of public safety and threat of flooding.
Currently, five St. Peters City Parks’ facilities are closed including:
• Woodlands Park
• Rabbit Run Park
* Lone Wolf Park
• Brown Road Park
• Sports Center Park
• St. Peters Municipal Golf Course
As of dusk Friday (7 p.m.), 370 Lakeside Park will also be closed to the general public.
These St. Peters City Parks will be closed until the threat of flooding has ended.
The city says it will provide updated information via a special FLOODWATCH section on the home page of their website, www.stpetersmo.net
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