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Bundle up! Highs only in the 30s Monday

Highway 51 in Perry County, and the bridge over the Mississippi River to Chester have been closed for nearly a week. (Source: Matt Fluegge/KFVS) Highway 51 in Perry County, and the bridge over the Mississippi River to Chester have been closed for nearly a week. (Source: Matt Fluegge/KFVS)
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Good morning! It's Monday, January 4, 2016.

Bundle up! The first Monday of 2016 will be cold. Brian Alworth's First Alert Forecast calls for lots of clouds and highs in the 30s for the Heartland. Brian says there's a chance of rain later this week.

Flooded roads: It's back to work for many today, but your morning commute could be affected by flooded roads. See our full list of flooded roads here.

Chester bridge: Highway 51 in Perry County, and the bridge over the Mississippi River to Chester have been closed for nearly a week. With the flooded river receding, drivers who use that route for their daily commute want to know when the bridge will re-open. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf says crews will be cleaning up Highway 51, and possibly the Chester bridge today. But Schaaf says MODOT must still wait for river levels to get low enough for safety inspectors to check out the bridge for any structural damage. 

School closings: Two schools are out of class today. Egyptian Community Unit School District 5 and Shawnee Unit 84 do not have school today. Visit www.kfvs12.com/schoolclosings anytime to see our full list of closures.

Sticking out the flood: Some families in Commerce, Mo. are sticking out the flood despite not being protected by a levee.

Complete flooding coverage: Find full coverage of the New Year Flood at www.kfvs12.com/newyearflood.

Other headlines:

Gun control: President Barack Obama is slated today to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws.  

Pot nuns: Two self-proclaimed nuns are fighting to keep their marijuana-based business up and running.

San Bernardino workers return: Workers return to the site where the San Bernardino attackers killed 14 people.

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