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Historic storm hammers Missouri and Illinois

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Historic storm hammers Missouri and Illinois

KTRS) – This historic storm continues in St. Louis: Here’s a quick update on the effects. The storm is being blamed for the deaths of 12 people across Missouri and southern Illinois. We have seen the wettest day on record in December in St. Louis and 2015 is the record-holder for wettest year on record. […]

Historic storm hammers Missouri and Illinois

KTRS) – This historic storm continues in St. Louis: Here’s a quick update on the effects.

  • The storm is being blamed for the deaths of 12 people across Missouri and southern Illinois.
  • We have seen the wettest day on record in December in St. Louis and 2015 is the record-holder for wettest year on record.
  • Governor Jay Nixon and the county executives from St. Louis and St. Charles have all declared states of emergency.
  • MoDOT has closed more than 170 roads across the state due to flooding. The most recent major closure is beginning at this hour: Highway 67 near Alton, Illinois. Southbound lanes, starting at the Clark Bridge through Route 94 will be closed until further notice. Northbound lanes will remain open.
  • In Illinois both directions of Interstate 70 from mile marker 36-41 is closed and traffic is being diverted onto Highway 40.
  • A flash flood warning remains in effect for the listening area until this afternoon.
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