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I-29 north of St. Joseph reopens after flooding

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Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 18:53:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Interstate 29 north of St. Joseph, Missouri, to the Iowa border reopened Tuesday after flooding forced the roadway to close in late May for a second time this year.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said that traffic may be narrowed to one lane in areas from St. Joseph to Interstate 80 in Iowa. Motorists are advised to use extra caution.

The area of I-29 closed on May 29, after Memorial Day, due to flooding in Iowa. Parts of the interstate also were shut down from late March to early May because of flooding and subsequent repairs.

Businesses along I-29 said they were seeing significant impacts from the closure, comparing the interstate to a “ghost town.”