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Pictures: High water around the Branson Landing area

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 3:09pm

High water covered ares around the Branson Landing as Lake Taneycomo rose Monday morning. (Pictures courtesy Sean Barnhill/Jamie Presley)

I-44 closed for flooding in Laclede County

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:55pm

Floodwaters from the Gasconade River have closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Hazelgreen in Laclede County.

The detour for motorists and commercial motor carriers traveling eastbound on I-44 is Route 5 to Route 7 to Route 133 to I-44, approximately 49 miles.  The Missouri Department of Transportation has put up barriers at the closures, as well as signs to mark the detours. 

“We will continue to monitor this area until the floodwaters recede,” said MoDOT Central District Engineer David Silvester.

Drivers are encouraged to check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, located at www.modot.org, or call the department’s toll free number, 1-888-ASK-MODOT, to get updated information on road conditions.  

Slideshow: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour where to expect more heavy rain, ice and snow Monday

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:36pm

Expect rain, ice and snow Monday in the Ozarks.  KY3's Futurecast Radar maps where to expect each throughout Monday.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for part of the Ozarks

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:36pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through Monday evening.

The advisory covers Barton, Bates, Cedar, Dade, Henry, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton (MO), St. Clair and Vernon Counties.  It lasts through 6:00 p.m. Monday.  

Rain will transition to a mixture of sleet, snow and freezing drizzle.  Light snow and ice pellet accumulations of a half inch or less will happen across the advisory area.  Slick spots are possible on roadways.  Wind chills are also expected to fall throughout the day.

Stay tuned to KY3.com for the latest information on this storm.

Dec. 28 Holiday Basketball Tournament Central

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:33pm

Holiday tournaments continue on Monday. Check back often for scores of the nearly 90 games involving area teams throughout the day. You will also be able to find links to photo galleries, stories and videos

Pictures: Finley River floods road near Nixa

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:31pm

The Finley River flooded South Gregg Road in Nixa.  Kristi Hutto shared these images.

Body of missing driver found downstream in creek near Ava

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:08pm

The body of a driver, missing since Sunday, has been recovered from a flooded creek south of Ava.

Kevin Lee, 52, did not return from a neighbors home late Sunday night after crossing a swollen creek.  His body was found about two miles downstream.   

His death is the tenth related to heavy rain since Saturday night in the Ozarks.

 

JQH Arena evacuated for short time during Blue and Gold Tournament

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 1:54pm

Tournament organizers at the Blue and Gold had to evacuate JQH Arena Monday.

It happened during the Republic vs. Fair Grove game Monday around midday.  Water in the bowel of the arena set off a fire alarm.  The evacuation lasted about 30 minutes.

The tournament's quarterfinals last throughout the day.

Corps increases spillway release at Table Rock Dam

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:38pm

The Army Corps of Engineers increased the spillway release Monday from Table Rock Dam because of the persistent rainfall.

This morning ten spillway gates were opened four and one-half feet releasing 58,500 cubic feet per second in addition to the 8,500 c.f.s. being released through the turbine generators.  The total release is 67,000 c.f.s. The lake is expected to crest tomorrow between 935 and 936 feet above sea level. Hourly inflows into the lake are currently 300,000 c.f.s.

Daily lake information can be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil or the Corps' mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.  You can find the spillway release information next to the word "note" at the top of the Beaver and Table Rock water control pages under the releases tab on our app or by clicking real time data on our water control web page. 

Pictures: Mountain Grove residents return home after dam break threat cleared

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 11:37am

More than 50 residents of a Mountain Grove neighborhood have returned home after they were evacuated Monday morning for a dam break threat.

BNSF Railroad had advised firefighters of a chance the Lily Lake dam could break soon.  The homes evacuated are in the area of West 1st and West North Briton Roads.   

The water began to recede shortly after 9:00 a.m.

(Thank-you Matthew Chambers for the images)

Mountain Grove residents return home after dam break threat diminishes

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 11:19am

More than 50 residents of a Mountain Grove neighborhood have returned home after they were evacuated Monday morning for a dam break threat.

BNSF Railroad had advised firefighters of a chance the Lily Lake dam could break soon.  The homes evacuated are in the area of West 1st and West North Briton Roads.   

The water began to recede shortly after 9:00 a.m.

 

Pictures: Viewers share snapshots of flooding across the Ozarks No. 1

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:22am

Thanks to our many viewers who shared their flooding snapshots with KY3 News.

Pictures: Viewers share snapshots of flooding across the Ozarks No. 2

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:22am

Thanks to our many viewers who shared their flooding snapshots..

Pictures: Viewers share snapshots of flooding across the Ozarks No. 3

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:22am

Thanks to our many viewers who shared their flooding snapshots.

Viewer Video: Flooding along White River in northern Arkansas

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:21am

Viewer Jonathan Hadley captured flooding along the White River in northern Arkansas. This truck is driving through rain-covered Stone Creek Way.