Salt River Journal

U.S. Route 36 now closed near Wheeling

For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 30, 2019 11:20 am

Flooding has closed a portion of U.S Route 36 in Livingston County this morning. U.S. Route 36 is currently closed from Wheeling west to Route CC, located east of Chillicothe.

Traffic is currently be detoured as follows:

  • U.S. Route 36 eastbound is being directed up Interstate 35 north to U.S. Route 136 then east onto U.S. 63 south

  • U.S. Route 36 westbound is being directed up U.S. Route 63 north to U.S. Route 136 west to I-35 south

  • Brookfield traffic will be able to utilize Route 5

Please consult the Traveler Information Map to see other flooded roadways and plan your route. However, flooding may occur with little or no notice. Even though you have a planned route, you may come upon water-covered roads. Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOTcrews and our partners are monitoring road conditions closely, but floodwaters can rise quickly, before our crews and other emergency services are able to place barricades across the roadway.

If you come upon a flooded roadway without barricades, do NOT drive through the water. Pull over to a safe location and call the MoDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service line at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) to report it.

MoDOT is urging everyone to closely monitor conditions in their area, heed all evacuation notices, and never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades. Just a few inches of flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. In addition, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, creating unsafe conditions for motorists.

For the most up-to-date information on this flooding event, visit: or download MoDOT’s smartphone app


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