St. Louisans express concern over area road flooding

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Warning signs are posted on various roads from north to south St. Louis County.  Folks were wondering will crews be forced to put up more “flooded road” signs as the week progresses.  In south county Missouri Bottom Road was under water.  Heavy rains made travel down the road a challenge at best and potentially dangerous at worst.

More rain Thursday afternoon soaked soggy ground. Butler Hill Road was also closed.  Resident said it is not an unusual occurrence each year.  Still, they were concerned about the forecast and what could happen later this week.

Gary Mesler lives in south county, “One of the problem we do run into is when you get some of these gully washers that come down it brings all this debris all the way down the road from all of the leaves and thing and the gutters on the side of the road all the way into everybody’s yard so you’re constantly raking the stuff up and that type of thing.”

Remember, even if the water appears to be shallow on roads, it doesn’t take much to make travel risky.