Record-setting flood closes Stockyards Expressway

Flooding in St. Joseph's south side took many by surprise Friday morning.

Posted: Mar 23, 2019 11:15 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— St. Joseph's southside flooding Friday morning surprised several businesses. 

"I can't believe this is really happening," Joseph Reynolds said. "You hear about it, but you don't think its actually going to happen."

But the Missouri River flooding happened quickly. 

"From the course over the last 12 hours, even in the last 24 hours, and now its up to our building its kind of insane," Dexter McSpadden said. 

Store owners rushed to grab what they could and moved it off of the buildings' ground levels. 

"We came in early this morning and started loading stuff," Johnson Controls supervisor Joshua Steltenpohl said. "Waters started coming up another six inches since we've been here."

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Highs reached into the upper 40s today as the warming trend continues this week. Tonight will be breezy with gusty winds up to 25 mph but warmer than the past few nights, with lows staying in the mid 30s. Mild and dry conditions will continue through the workweek, with a very slight chance of light rain Friday afternoon. Temperatures for this week look to continue to increase slightly every day, potentially reaching the 60s for the high on Thursday and in the mid 50s for your Friday.
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