ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) -- The I-29 closure at the Missouri/Iowa border has been extended further south to the U.S. Highway 71 intersection north of St. Joseph due to flooding.

Previously, Interstate 29 had been closed at Rock Port.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says anyone wanting to use northbound I-29 should use Interstate 35 and then Interstate 80 into Iowa.

At Highway-T and county road 457, things look normal but once you cross the train tracks you see houses surrounded by water.

People who live in the area said the homes under water were evacuated Saturday. The road is closed from 408 and 409 on Highway-T. People said some of those homes were summer homes.

This isn’t the worst flooding people in this area have seen. They said 1993 and 2011 were years they won’t forget.

“They were going up in boats getting people out up the railroad tracks. It was a lot worse than this in ’93,” Harrold Rehagen, who lives in Amazonia, said.

“I’ve seen it close that road on this side not too many springs ago and you really couldn’t get through then you really had to go all the way around,” Bill Wasson, who is also a resident of Amazonia said.

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