A report of more troubles from flooding in Missouri — much of the Route 66 town of Pacific is under water, and it won’t start to recede until sometime today.
KTVI-TV in St. Louis reports:
In 1982, the crest was 33.6 feet. The water came all the to train tracks on 1st Street. The projected crest Wednesday is more than 2 feet higher at 35.7 feet.
About half of old town Pacific already is underwater. About 300-400 homes and businesses have been evacuated. Old Route 66 into town, also called the 44 Business Loop, is underwater in two places.
Here’s the video:
This photo by Steve Wise shows how much of the town is inundated.
It’s gotten so bad, Interstate 44, which shadows old Route 66 in much of Missouri, is closed in several locations because of rising floodwaters.