May 01, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

County Flooded Road Closures - 11:55 a.m. Update

Although some roads have reopened since this morning, several Greene County Farm Roads remain closed this afternoon due to flooding, including:

District 1 Road Closures (west side of Greene County)
Road Closed Direction Crossroad
Farm Road 186 east of Farm Road 99
Farm Road 99 north of Farm Road 186
Farm Road 97 north of Farm Road 186
Farm Road 125 north of Farm Road 82
Farm Road 156 west of State Highway FF
Farm Road 87 south of Farm Road 84
Farm Road 61 at Farm Road 94

District 2 Road Closures (east side of Greene County)
Road Closed Direction Crossroad
Farm Road 144 (one lane) west of Farm Road 193
Farm Road 193 at Farm Road 164, along James River
Farm Road 160 (Battlefield) at Farm Road 193, along James River
Farm Road 134 (Steel Bridge) between East Division & Farm Road 255
Farm Road 221 between Farm Road 132 & Farm Road 138
Farm Road 138 between Farm Road 201 & Farm Road 205

This list has been updated from this morning, and will be updated as needed.

Several vehicles have been reported stalled after attempting to drive in flooded areas today. Motorists are reminded to “Turn around, don’t drown.” Never drive into a flooded roadway. Even a small amount of water can stall or carry away a vehicle. When a roadway is immersed, it is very difficult to estimate its depth, especially at night. Flooding can also conceal damaged road surfaces, culverts, railings and debris.

For media inquiries, call Ryan Nicholls, Director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, at 869-6040, or Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Greene County Public Information Officer, at 829-6019 or 379-5713.

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Office of Emergency Management

Public Safety Center • 330 W. Scott St. • Springfield, MO 65802
417-869-6040 • greenecountymo.org/oem