|Crews from KDOT-Fort Scott use a snowplow to swab cornstalks and other debris away|
from the flooded roadway on K-31 west of Fulton.
|The sun sets on a flooded section of K-65 in Bourbon County.|
|Flooding at the base of the U.S. 169 on-ramp from |
U.S. 54 resulted in a brief closure to traffic.
North east Kansas
|The flooding of the Cottonwood river south of Emporia prompted the closure of K-99 last week.|
Several closures occurred as a result of floodwaters in north east Kansas.
One of the areas affected was near Emporia. Last week's rain lasted approximately three days and resulted in flash flooding in the Dow Creek/Neosho River flood plain just north of the city. This caused KDOT crews to close K-99 between I-35 and 240 Rd. The highway was closed for nearly 24 hours last Tuesday and Wednesday.
During the same weather period, the Cottonwood River began to rise past flood stage. Last Wednesday, just after opening K-99 north of Emporia, KDOT had to close K-99 south of the. This flood event was slow to recede and the highway was closed approximately two days.
During the flooding closure, KDOT, Lyon County and KTA officials worked together on a local detour that allowed locals who lived south of town to get to their jobs and home again. This was achieved through signed detours on county roads and over to a temporary gate on the KTA. The KTA didn't charge users for this temporary detour. KDOT crews manned the closure point on K-99 and gave instructions to vehicles passing in the area.
Other areas affected by floodwater on the highways:
|Drone Footage of U.S. 81 north of the K-55 Junction in south central Kansas. Photo by KDOT employee, AJ Wilson|
|Flood waters over K-55 west of Belle Plaine.|