Some roads impassible in Butler Co. due to flooding

Officials warn of driving in fllodwaters

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Certain roads in the Heartland are already covered in water and more rain could make things worse for drivers.

Several roads in Butler County, Mo. were already impassable earlier Monday, Feb. 11 due to high water.

Sgt. Clark Parrott says ditches and low water crossings are the areas most at risk of flooding.

Don’t drive across a water covered road because it puts your safety and the safety of first responders at risk.

Parrott said it’s also illegal to drive around barricades that block off a flooded road.

“It’s not worth it. When the road is closed, you don’t know how that water has scoured out the roadbed," said Parrott. "You’re assuming there’s a road there but just because there was one there this morning doesn’t mean that asphalt on the roadbed is still good.”

It only take six inches of moving water to push a vehicle off the road.

And if you don’t know how deep the water is it’s always better to play it safe.

Turn around and don’t drown.

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