ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – The Missouri Department of Transportation closed Interstate 55 at the Meramec River on Wednesday night.
MoDOT closed northbound lanes on I-55 at Meramec Bottom Road (the last southbound exit before the river) around 9:45 p.m. The southbound lanes were closed just before 10 p.m.
As the Meramec River continued to rise, MoDOT crews were working to keep I-55 open to north and southbound traffic between St. Louis and Jefferson counties. Unfortunately, river levels increased too quickly.
MoDOT has already closed the following roadways between St. Louis and Jefferson counties: Interstate 44, Route 30, Route 21, and Route 61/67.