St. Louis preparing for shutdown of major highway amid historic flooding…

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ST. LOUIS - Officials are preparing for the possible shutdown of a major interstate highway south of St. Louis amid historic flooding that has already left at least 20 people dead.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said Wednesday night that Interstate 55 near the town of Arnold could be overtaken by the Meramec River overnight or Thursday. By Wednesday evening, authorities were rerouting traffic to allow for sandbagging and pumping but said it was just temporary and they aimed to keep the highway open.

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