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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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It was a snowy and cold day across the area with 2-6 inches of snow found across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Temperatures will fall into the teens and single digits overnight. Be very careful on the roads Sunday morning, slushy and wet roads will refreeze with the cold temperatures overnight. Sunshine returns on Sunday with temperatures staying right around average in the mid 30s. Dry conditions look to continue into next week. Temperatures will warm through Tuesday with highs back in the 40s before a cold front moves through mid week dropping temperatures back into the teens and 20s.
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