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Southbound lanes of I-35 at Lamar closed due to flooding

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Southbound lanes of I-35 at Lamar Avenue is completely closed due to flooding Thursday morning. (KCScout) Southbound lanes of I-35 at Lamar Avenue is completely closed due to flooding Thursday morning. (KCScout)
MISSION, KS (KCTV) -

Southbound lanes of I-35 at Lamar Avenue is completely closed due to flooding Thursday morning.

This comes after the Kansas Department of Transportation closed all lanes of the interstate about 4 a.m.

StormTrack5 Meteorologist Chris Suchan says the torrential rain and frequent lightning with persistent thunderstorms will gradually shift east to southeast of the Kansas City metro through sunrise. 

"This rain will linger in our southeastern zones for a couple hours after sunrise with flash flooding potential while the rest of the area slowly improves. Clouds will linger much of the morning with a few sprinkles or showers," he said.

By Thursday afternoon, skies gradually become partly cloudy as breaks of sun emerge.

"Still, a few pop-up showers or a rumble of thunder remain possible in the afternoon although it would not be the gully washing scenario like we've seen from late yesterday evening through Wednesday night," Suchan said.

And the storms that are passing through the metro are causing more power outages.

As of 4:30 a.m., KCP&L's outage map shows that around 7,000 customers lost power. This is a setback after crews worked around the clock since Sunday to get power back on from last weekend's storms.

Remember, you can stay on top of storms that move through the metro with our StormTrack weather app. It lets you track the storms as they head your way. It also provides the latest weather alerts.

Text the word "StormTrack5" to 23765. You'll get a link to download the app for free.

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