Roads still flooded in northeast Kansas

As of 8:30 a.m. Monday, state Highway 99 in Lyon County remained closed from the south city limits of Emporia to three miles south due to flood waters. The highway has been closed due to flood waters over the roadway since 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Drivers must use marked detour via local county roads to Kansas Turnpike. No semi-trailers are allowed on the local marked detour. Drivers are warned not to attempt to drive through flooded or high water on roadways. Remember the motto: Turn around. Don’t drown!

K-99 is not expected to reopen until later this week. Kansas Department of Transportation will notify the public when the highway is reopened.

Road information available 24 hours a day

For Kansas road information related to flooding: KanDrive is the online travel info portal,www.KanDrive.org, that displays information from KDOT’s traveler information technology, including highway cameras, dynamic message signs, traffic management centers and 511 phone, online and mobile (http://511mm.ksdot.org). Travelers can obtain updated road conditions simply by calling 511 from any phone (landline or cellular), or by clicking on the following link: http://511.ksdot.org, drivers can obtain updated information about Kansas road conditions at anytime, day or night.

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