ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 are closed in St. Charles County. This is on a busy travel weekend following the Christmas holiday. The highway is expected to reopen Monday afternoon.
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Lanes of eastbound I-70 are closed from Highway K to Route 79/Salt Lick Road due to due to flooding of Dardenne Creek and water over the roadway. The ramp from 79 onto eastbound I-70 is also closed.
Traffic is expected to be restricted in the area all day. Drivers should find an alternate route. MoDOT recommends eastbound I-70 drivers exit at eastbound I-64 then use Route 364 eastbound to connect to I- 270 in St. Louis County. From there, drivers can reconnect to I-70.
The flooding has caused St. Charles County to declare a state of emergency. This means that the St. Charles County Police Division of Emergency Management is activated and monitoring the situation.
MoDOT advises drivers to turn their headlights on and watch for water ponding on highways. If a road is closed due to flooding, do not drive through. Turn around and don’t drown.
There are more than 180 roads closed across the state due to flooding.
For Missouri road closure information: http://traveler.modot.org/map/