Flooding closes roads in Platte County - KCTV5

Flooding closes roads in Platte County

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PLATTE COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

Platte County is experiencing flooding in the low-lying farm land along and adjacent to the Platte and Little Platte Rivers.

Algier Road, Edgerton Junction Road, Dick's Creek Road, Cockreil Road and Highway E east of Camden Point are closed.

In a statement, Sheriff Mark Owen warned that flooded roads can hazardous. 

"People need to be aware that flooded roadways are often more hazardous than they appear. I urge the citizens not to drive through flood waters. These waters can be deeper than they appear and vehicles can easily become stranded or get swept down stream by flood waters," he said.

Platte County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the flooding situation in Platte County until the rivers have completely receded and all roads have been reopened.

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Platte County is experiencing flooding in the low lyingfarm land along and adjacent to the Platte and Little Platte Rivers. Thefollowing roads are closed in the areas of the Platte and Little Platte Riversdue to flooding: Algier Road, Edgerton Junction Road, Dick's Creek Road,Cockreil Road and E highway at East of Camden Point, Missouri. 

 

Presently, the Missouri River, Platte River and LittlePlatte River have crested and the rivers are forecasted to recede over the nextseveral days. Sheriff Owen reminds citizens that flooded roadways can behazardous. "People need to be aware that flooded roadways are often morehazardous than they appear. I urge the citizens not to drive through floodwaters. These waters can be deeper than they appear and vehicles can easilybecome stranded or get swept down stream by flood waters."

 

Platte County Emergency Management will continue tomonitor the flooding situation in Platte County until the rivers havecompletely receded and all roads have been reopened.

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