Parts of Interstate 44 in eastern Missouri were closed Wednesday, including this section in Valley Park. Meramec River flooding prompted the closure, which forced traffic onto nearby roads, creating gridlock in the St. Louis area.
Parts of Interstate 44 in eastern Missouri were closed Wednesday, including this section in Valley Park. Meramec River flooding prompted the closure, which forced traffic onto nearby roads, creating gridlock in the St. Louis area. Jeff Roberson The Associated Press
Parts of Interstate 44 in eastern Missouri were closed Wednesday, including this section in Valley Park. Meramec River flooding prompted the closure, which forced traffic onto nearby roads, creating gridlock in the St. Louis area. Jeff Roberson The Associated Press

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