Graphic courtesy of Missouri Department of Transportation

Heavy Rains Flood Low Water Crossings and Shut Down Several Roads in the Ozarks

Many areas along and south of I-44 are under flood warnings until Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says as of early Friday morning, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain have fallen, with additional amounts up to one half to one inch possible through the morning.

Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood prone locations was either imminent or already occurring.

Several roads have been flooded out, including Highway 125 just north of Highway 60 in the Rogersville area. Other roads closed include the Brushy Creek low water crossing in eastern Taney County, the North Fork River at the Highway EE low water crossing in northeast Douglas County, Highway C at Flat Creek in McDowell, Highway 97 is flooded at the Spring River near Stotts City, Highway AB is closed at the Wolf Creek low water crossing northeast of Mansfield, and Highway Z is flooded at Finley Creek southeast of Fordland.

Other road closures include Highway AA southwest of Newburg, Highway ZZ at the Myers Branch low water crossing near Rader in Webster County, Highway J at the low water crossing over the Osage Fork of the Gasconade River and at the Parks Creek low water crossing in Laclede County, Highway 181 at the Bryant Creek low water crossing near Sycamore in Ozark County, Highway KK at Spring Creek near Pottersville in Howell County, Highway Y at the Niangua River low water crossing east of Elkland in Webster County.

Greenwood Road is covered in water at least two feet deep at the Pomme de Terre River low water crossing near Northview, Highway Z at Elk Creek near Competition in Wright County, Highway HH at Ingalls Creek southeast of Pittsburg in Polk County, and Highway W is closed southeast of Elkland.

Rainfall reports include:

2.50 inches in Niangua

2.41 inches near Northview

2.70 inches southwest of Duncan in Webster County

3.38 inches southwest of Marshfield

2.45 inches in Branson

3.31 inches west of Lampe

2.44 inches near Laquey in Pulaski County

2.52 inches northeast of Fort Leonard Wood

2.41 inches northwest of Rolla

2.67 inches in Alton

2.74 inches east of Long Lane

3.54 inches in Lebanon

2.87 inches near Conway

2.38 inches near Mountain View

2.40 inches east of Boaz (Christian County)

2.46 inches near Cassville

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