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Heavy rain shuts roads in Southwest Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- High water from heavy rain and thunderstorms closed about 30 roads in Jasper County and at least 17 more around southwest Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said the largest road affected is U.S. Highway 71 between Carthage and Lamar. North and southbound traffic was being diverted on nearby routes.
Emergency management offices reported roads partially or fully under water in Barton, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence and Polk counties.
In Lawrence County, a mobile home park was evacuated due to flooding.
Jasper County emergency management officials said there were no reports of injuries from the rain and thunderstorms that started overnight and continued Monday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for streams in much of southwest and south-central Missouri until 6 p.m. Monday.