U.S. Highway 59 reopens

The highway closed May 8 due to flooding, which left water over the roadway in several locations.

Posted: May 16, 2019 12:23 PM
Updated: May 16, 2019 2:47 PM

(ATCHISON, Kan.) U.S. Highway 59 reopened to traffic Thursday.

According to a late Thursday morning release from Atchison County Emergency Management, the highway, east of Atchison, Kansas in Buchanan County, Missouri, was to reopen by 12 noon.

According to Atchison County Emergency Management Director Wes Lanter, one lane of the highway will be open to traffic, with east and westbound motorists to be guided by traffic signals.

The highway closed May 8 due to flooding, which left water over the roadway in several locations.

The closing came after the highway reopened in April after being shut down in March due to flooding.

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