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Some local roads are impassable due to overnight downpours, police urge caution

FEMA wants you turn around, don’t drown

During a flood, Henry of the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue team wants you to turn around and not drown if you get caught in rising flood waters.
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During a flood, Henry of the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue team wants you to turn around and not drown if you get caught in rising flood waters.

Public safety officials are reminding drivers to obey roads marked closed as flash flooding from Monday morning downpours have made several of them impassable.

Local roads throughout the metro-east have been closed and are being blocked with barriers.

Police and other agencies are reminding drivers to “turn around, don’t drown” when traveling today and to think before trying to pass roads covered in water.

The St. Louis branch of the National Weather Service said as of 7 a.m. Monday roughly 2 inches of rain had fallen over the metro-east.

The following roads have been reported as impassable or covered by water by local officials:

  • Old Edwardsville Road is closed from Rohm Street to Central in Roxana (REOPENED)

  • Centreville Avenue and Eymann Road is covered by water.

  • A mile south of Douglas Rd on Floraville Road water is covering the road.

  • East Alton Avenue is closed due to flooding.

  • The intersection of West St. Louis Avenue and W. Main Street is closed in East Alton. (REOPENED)

The Belleville News-Democrat will update this list as roads are reported as impassable.

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Kavahn Mansouri covers government accountability for the Belleville News-Democrat, holding officials and institutions accountable and tracking how taxpayer money is spent.
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