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Levee breached near Winthrop, voluntary evacuations for Winthrop

According to the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department, a levee near Winthrop has been breached and voluntary evacuations are underway in Winthrop.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019 11:16 AM
Updated: Mar 21, 2019 6:56 PM

(WINTHROP, Mo.) According to the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department, a levee near Winthrop has been breached and voluntary evacuations are underway in Winthrop.

According to Sheriff Bill Puett, the breach is behind the concrete plant in Winthrop. 

Highway 59 is shutdown from Rushville to Atchsion, along with Mudlake Rd. and N. Shore Dr. near Sugar Lake.

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