Small Storm Dumps Several Inches of Rainfall, Causes Flooding

By |2018-05-22T10:50:53-05:00May 22, 2018 10:50 am|Local News|0 Comments

PARK HILLS, MO (KDKZ-TV) A small storm cell that came through the area on Monday afternoon caused many problems for residents and motorists alike.

Several inches of rainfall fell from the sky pretty quickly causing sewer systems to back up, which then caused many areas in Park Hills and Leadington to flood.  Radar estimates show that between four inches to six inches of rain fell in just a couple of hours. During that time, there were also reports of a half inch to one inch of hail.

Because of the flooding, several area roadways were closed.  Highway 67 at the Leadington exit was shut down to one lane because of the flooding.  Highway O behind Mineral Area College was also shut down completely.  Several areas on St. Joe Drive were underwater, which flooded businesses and homes.

Main Street in Park Hills by Columbia Park was also shut down for some time.  Some businesses in that area also dealt with water inside their buildings.

The flood waters also washed away some roads, and about 50 yards of railway along Main Street by Flat River Creek.

A few water rescues were also reported.

Weather spotters reported that a wall cloud was spotted with rotation between Farmington and Park Hills.

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