Breaking News
More () »

I-270 eastbound reopens at Old Halls Ferry Road after flooding

All eastbound lanes of the interstate were shut down at Old Halls Ferry early Friday afternoon because of flooding.
Credit: David Mueth, KSDK
Flooding I-270 and Old Halls Ferry

ST. LOUIS — Eastbound Interstate 270 in north St. Louis County reopened after flooding caused by a broken culvert pipe.

At about 12:10 p.m. Friday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced via Twitter the eastbound lanes closure due to waters that were reported to be about 1 1/2 feet high at about 10:30 a.m. 

MoDOT said in a news release at about 1:15 p.m. that Friday's heavy rain damaged a pipe, causing the flooding. MoDOT responded to the flooding with equipment to make repairs, MSHP said.

As of 5:30 p.m., MoDOT cameras showed traffic moving on I-270 in both directions. Crews appeared to still be working on repairs.

MoDOT said evening rush hour traffic is expected to be impacted, and drivers should use alternate routes.

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update information as it is confirmed. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out