The Missouri Department of Transportation ( MoDOT ) has temporarily closed US 61 at Alexandria in Clark County due to water over the road. A marked detour is in place to advise motorists of the road closure and alternate routes.

MoDOT reminds motorists that it is dangerous to drive into water-covered roads.  Motorists will need to follow the detoured route or consider other local routes.  Crews will open the roadway as soon as the water recedes and has been cleared for safe travel.

With water over several northeast Missouri roads, motorists are encouraged to check MoDOT's Traveler Information Map at or call 1-888 ASK MODOT      (888-275-6636) before starting a trip to the area.