Rain causes flooding in parts of Heartland - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Rain causes flooding in parts of Heartland

Oakwood Bottoms near Grand Tower, IL (Source: cNews) Oakwood Bottoms near Grand Tower, IL (Source: cNews)
Flooding in Northdale Park in Perryville, Mo. (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS) Flooding in Northdale Park in Perryville, Mo. (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS)
Flooding in Northdale Park in Perryville, Mo. (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS) Flooding in Northdale Park in Perryville, Mo. (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS)
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Heavy rains have caused flooding in parts of the Heartland.

Missouri

Water Street is closed from E. High Street to Breton Street in Potosi due to high water, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Jefferson Street is closed from Hwy. P to Mill Street in Potosi due to high water.

Hwy. U at John Smith Road is closed due to high water as well.

According to MoDOT, portions of Route C in Wayne County, Route F in Iron County and Route Y in Ste. Genevieve County are closed.

You can click here for exact locations on MoDOT's traveler's map.

Illinois

Illinois State Police have provided some wet weather travel tips to help you safely navigate the roads this spring season.

  • Make sure your vehicle is prepared for the wet weather. Have your tires, brakes and windshield wipers checked to make sure they are in good working condition
  • Turn on your headlights. State law requires you to turn on your headlights when your windshield wipers are on due to weather conditions. With your headlights on, you are more visible to other drivers.
  • Allow for more travel time. When the roads are wet you should drive at a slower speed. Also keep in mind that traffic will likely be traveling slower as well
  • Don't forget to drive through deep or rushing water. In some instances, it only takes  a foot of standing water to stall a vehicle or two feet of rushing water to carry a vehicle away.
  • Increase your following distance. Wet roads are reduced visibility increases the amount of time it takes to safely stop your vehicle

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