Heavy Rain Floods Northeast Kansas Roads

VILETS, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Department of Transportation Thursday morning closed a section of highway in Marshall County due to flood waters caused by heavy rain.

K-87 closed at 8:30 a.m. between the city of Vilets and the K-9/K-87 intersection. K-87 is also closed north of K-9 approximately 300 feet due to flood waters.

KDOT spokesperson Kimberly Qualls said in a news release drivers must use alternate routes. No marked detours will be provided. KDOT reminds drivers to not attempt to drive through flooded or high water on roadways.

K-87 is not expected to reopen until later Thursday.

For Kansas Road Information related to flooding, KanDrive is the online travel info portal, www.KanDrive.org, that displays 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).


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