September 01, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Flooding Closes Over 50 County Roads

The Greene County Highway Department has closed more than 50 roads and intersections today due to flooding.

Multiple traffic accidents and water rescues have take place throughout Greene County today due to motorists driving on flooded roadways. The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management urges motorists to avoid roads covered in water, particularly where roads are barricaded closed.

“We are having a problem with people driving around barricades,” said Larry Woods, Assistant Director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management. “Remember: ‘Turn around, don’t drown.’ ”

The following Greene County roads are currently closed due to flooding:

Additional county roadways may also be covered in water.

Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution while driving, particularly after dark. Road beds may be washed out below the water’s surface, and even a few inches of rushing water may carry a vehicle off the road.

To report a flooded roadway in unincorporated Greene County, call the Greene County Highway Department at 417-831-3591. For more information, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Greene County Public Information Officer, at 417-829-6019 or 417-224-5510.

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Office of Emergency Management

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