Monday, 09 December 2019
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
No timeline for highway reopening
06/26/2019

Flood waters remain across U.S. Hwy 59, east of Atchison, KS in Buchanan Co, Missouri. (Credit: Atchison County, KS Emergency Management/Facebook

(KAIR)--No timeline is immediately established for the reopening of a major, local area travel route that remains closed due to flooding.

U.S. Highway 59, east of Atchison, in Buchanan County, Missouri, has been closed since May 21.

Marcia Johnson, Senior Communications Specialist for the Northwest District of the Missouri Department of Transportation, told MSC News Tuesday the current high levels of the Missouri River are keeping the roadway closed.

She said that while flood waters remain over the highway in three locations, MoDot had hoped to reopen one lane of the highway this week. However, due to the current river level, and the projected forecast from the National Weather Service, that was not possible. She said when the river reaches 22 to 22 ½ feet, considerations of a reopening can be made, but that does not appear to be likely in the immediate future. However, she did say that rumors swirling locally that a reopening may not happen until fall are unfounded currently.

Johnson said it also remains unknown just how much damage the highway may have incurred from the flood waters, but crews will examine the roadway, and make necessary repairs, once the water recedes.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Hiawatha USD 415 mourning death of teacher
November home invasion leads to arrest of teens
Info sought on multiple criminal incidents in Centralia
Hiawatha man arrested on multiple drug, weapons charges
Commissioner resigns in wake of fire dept shakeup
Two injured when car hits cow
Services set for Hiawatha teacher
Teen enters plea in local child sex case
LakeFest line-up finalized for 2020
Search warrant sends Atchison man to jail
KS argues for Lansing man's execution
Horton police seek package thief
Lansing inmate dies
Charges upgraded in teen shooting
Atchison Commission organizes; stop becomes official
Holton murder suspect waives prelim hearing
New Pawnee County Sheriff appointed
Child's injuries sends man to prison
Atchison traffic stop leads to drug arrests
Hunter drowns in Missouri River

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
Seeking public assistance in locating stolen truck
CRP enrollment now open
Hunter drowns in Missouri River
Atchison traffic stop leads to drug arrests
Child's injuries sends man to prison
KDOT supports one bridge in Leavenworth Co
Lansing inmate dies
Holton murder suspect waives prelim hearing
Atchison touts success of rehab program
Two injured when car hits cow
Click Here For All Stories

©2019 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
162.158.78.64