Rising St. Louis County creeks threaten area roads

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MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI)- The recent heavy rains have lead to swollen creeks and streams as these smaller waterways attempt handle the significant amount of water that has fallen.  Deer Creek, which flows through Ladue, Rock Hill, Brentwood, and Webster Groves, and Black Creek which flows through Brentwood and Maplewood, come together just north of Deer Creek Park along the Maplewood and Webster Groves border. These two creeks have been running high and fast and threatening to take over side roads in the vicinity of Manchester Road and the Hanley/Laclede Station corridor.

Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell tells FOX 2 that there have been no significant issues, but asks that motorists remain vigilant until the rains move out.

As the rain exits overnight, the threat along the smaller creeks will come to an end.