Rising Mississippi River closes Scott County road

Saturday, June 14, 2008
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com A Mississippi River marker indicates high levels Thursday, March 20, 2008, in Commerce, Mo.

COMMERCE, Mo. -- The rising Mississippi River has forced the closure of a road near Commerce, a town in northern Scott County with no protection from the river's floodwaters. Route E is closed from one mile east of Route N to the end of state maintenance at Commerce, according to a MoDOT news release. The road was closed by river flooding earlier this year following the massive March rains.

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