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Most lanes of Missouri 9 reopened in Riverside as floodwaters recede

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 13:58:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: Authorities said early Wednesday morning that waters had receded enough to open both northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Missouri 9 Highway.

Drivers are still encouraged to use an alternate route as delays on Missouri 9 could be significant..

Police asked drivers to use caution on Missouri 9.

PREVIOUS: Missouri 9 is expected to remain closed in Riverside, Missouri, for at least one more day.

Riverside Police Department Sgt. Brent Holland announced Sunday that the highway is likely to remain closed to motorists through Monday.

Missouri 9 was closed Saturday evening in both directions after flood waters overtook the road.

Southbound traffic will be diverted onto Riverway Boulevard, detouring left at the exit then right at Northwest Platte Road and through two roundabouts en route back to the highway.

Northbound traffic will be diverted onto Briarcliff Parkway, through the roundabout at Northwest Platte Road, then back to the highway after a left turn at the stoplight at Riverway Boulevard.

All lanes on MIssouri 9 will remain closed until standing water has receded from the road.