Due to flash flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced the full closure of I-29 until further notice.
The full closure of I-29 is in place at:
Between the Iowa border and Exit 56 (US 71 & 59) at St. Joseph.
The duration of this flood event is unknown, but will last through the night.
The Iowa Department of Transportation issued a news release reporting the closure of I-29 in two locations:
Between Exits 61 and 71 (I-680 at Crescent and Loveland)
Between Exit 35 (US 34) and the Missouri border
Those who would normally use I-29 as a through route should instead use:
I-35 N from Kansas City to
I-80 West in Des Moines to
I-29 at Sioux City, South Dakota
US 71 into Iowa
and vice-versa until further notice.
MoDOT says DO NOT follow local traffic past the closure point at US 71 as there are no good alternative trucking routes north of US 71 – especially to points west. Flooding is widespread.
This detour is subject to change with little notice, so please check your route before traveling.
Travelers already on I-29 North
Drivers who join I-29 north of Kansas City can take US 71 North of St. Joseph and connect to I-35 via multiple connecting highways. Refer to the Traveler Information Map for up to date travel information.
Please do not assume that a highway that is clear of flooding in Missouri will be clear in Iowa, Kansas or Nebraska. Check other states’ routes as well as Missouri’s.
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