ALEXANDRIA, MO (WGEM) — The rising Mississippi River has once again shut down U.S. 61 and forced businesses closed in Alexandria, Missouri.
Crews closed the road overnight Sunday due to high water, which is now covering the road.
Detours have been put in place to alert drivers.
Just last Monday the road was reopened after flood water receded. The road has been closed off and on for the last two months.
The flooding has also closed businesses along the road once again.
Us 61 Oil, Ayerco, and Smokerz Outlet are all closed because of the flooding.
Owners and employees have continued sandbagging efforts to fight back the rushing water.
Last week, Smokerz Outlet employees were selling cigarettes in the parking lot just to make up for lost sales because they’ve lost a quarter of a million dollars in sales because of the prolonged flooding.