GALLERY: High water affects roads, rails, riverboats along Missouri’s rivers

Severe flooding had caused the closure of more than 340 roads across Missouri as of Wednesday, the Associated Press reports, and disrupted operations for multiple railways across the state.


In eastern Missouri, the Norfolk Southern railroad flooded along the Mississippi River in Hannibal, causing service interruptions to and from Kansas City.

The Sir Randall towboat docks in Hannibal. Though the flooding caused the nearby railroad to suspend operations, the boat continued to run.


In mid-Missouri, the Katy Trail from Boonville to Rocheport was closed due to flooding from the Missouri River. But as of Tuesday, other parts of Rocheport remained open and accessible. Conrad Yates, the owner of Yates House Bed & Breakfast in Rocheport, said his business was still operating as usual.

“The town of Rocheport is fortunately located, for the most part. Rocheport businesses are accessible and open as normal,” Yates said. “Some businesses are dependent on Katy Trail traffic, but the majority of Rocheport businesses are not.”

However, some parts of the town near the river were underwater.

Residents and volunteers laid down sandbags in an effort to contain the flooding.

Additionally, travel along Route 240 in Rocheport was disrupted as the road was closed due to the flooding.

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