KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: Interstate 29 north of St. Joseph, Missouri, was closed again Wednesday morning because of flooding happening in Iowa.
The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted out the information at 10:20 a.m. and directed travelers to use U.S. Route 71 or Interstate 35 to commute to Iowa.
UPDATE: Interstate 29 north of St. Joseph, Missouri, reopened late Wednesday morning.
PREVIOUS: Part of Interstate 29 was closed on Tuesday night due to flooding in Northwest Missouri after severe thunderstorms swept through the area.
The closure is for the parts of the interstate north of St. Joseph, all the way to the Iowa border. I-29 remains open in Iowa, but there is construction from flooding causing lane closures, and almost every exit between the Missouri border and Council Bluffs, Iowa is closed because of flooding to the north as well.
The Missouri Department of Transportation recommends anyone traveling north to Iowa take Interstate 35, or take US Route 71.
ALERT: I-29 CLOSED n/o St. Joseph due to flooding. Use US Route 71 north (mm 57) to continue north from the St. Joseph area, or use I-35 from KC to go north into IA.— MoDOT Northwest (@ModotNorthwest) May 29, 2019
Check https://t.co/tNYG0AYhZD for the latest on flooding across NWMO, plus links to surrounding states. pic.twitter.com/y6oUa7XHOu