Missouri storms lead to flooding, road closures

June 26, 2021 GMT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Flooding caused by heavy thunderstorms stranded drivers and led to road closures across Missouri Friday and Saturday, and more could be coming.

The Department of Transportation on Saturday reported road closures stretching across mid-Missouri from Kansas City to St. Louis.

The Jefferson City Fire Department rescued at least a dozen motorists stranded by floods Friday, KMIZ-TV reported.

The National Weather Service expects continued thunderstorms throughout the state could mean more flooding.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City has warned that there will be flooding along the Missouri River basin.