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Highway 59 shutdown from Rushville to Atchison, includes Amelia Earhart Bridge

Buchanan County Sheriff deputies are shutting down Highway 59 because of flooding.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019 10:54 AM
Updated: Mar 21, 2019 6:55 PM

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) Buchanan County Sheriff deputies are shutting down Highway 59 because of flooding.

The closure is from Rusvhille to Atchison and includes the Amelia Earhart Bridge.

Earlier Thursday morning, water was over topping levees near Rushville and Winthrop.

Sheriff deputies and county officials were going door-to-door alerting residents of the situation.

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Rain chances return to the forecast today with scattered showers possible mainly throughout the day. Most of the day will end up being dry and cloudy besides a few isolated showers. The rain will be light with most areas seeing around a tenth of an inch of precipitation. Temperatures will remain below average today with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Rain chances will start to increase this weekend with scattered showers likely off and on through the day Saturday. A few thunderstorms could develop as well Saturday afternoon into the evening. The rain will be light to moderate on Saturday with most areas only seeing around a quarter inch precipitation. More moderate to heavy rain is set to move into the area Sunday and Monday with a few thunderstorms. Rain totals from Friday through Monday will likely be around 1-2 inches.
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