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Flooding closes Interstate 29 in Missouri, north of St. Joseph

Evacuation order issued for Northwest Missouri town in path of flood

Volunteers and residents prepare for flooding and assistance in the northwest part of the Missouri Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019. An evacuation was issued for residents of Craig, Mo.
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Volunteers and residents prepare for flooding and assistance in the northwest part of the Missouri Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019. An evacuation was issued for residents of Craig, Mo.

Interstate 29 is closed north of St. Joseph because of flooding, Missouri Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday morning.

The closure had been placed earlier at the Missouri-Iowa border but was extended further south to the intersection of U.S. 71 and I-29 near St. Joseph.

The National Weather Service posted video online showing the Missouri River at St. Joseph. The waters reached moderate flooding stage.

The Department of Transportation suggested the alternate route of Interstate 35 in Missouri and Iowa and Interstate 80 in Iowa.

Similar road closures were announced Friday as flooding affected the region.

In Parkville, English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park along the river were underwater after Saturday, and officials closed off access.

Missouri’s top health official has warned residents that the floodwaters inundating parts of the state may contain raw sewage and other hazards.

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Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.
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