With more rain in the forecast, local communities are bracing for more closures, change of plans and possible evacuations.
On Sunday, May 5, St. Peters officials closed Truman Boulevard south of Premier Parkway due to flooding. Drivers exiting Hwy. 370 can access the areas south of Premier Parkway, including Interstate 70, using a detour route from Premier Parkway to Executive Centre Parkway to Ehlmann Road. Signs are posted along the detour route. Premier Parkway, the Premier/Truman intersection and the Hwy. 370 interchange at Truman/Lakeside Drive are in levee-protected areas and remain open.
As of Monday, May 6, agricultural levee breaches resulted in the flooding of the St. Louis Youth Soccer fields and areas around Huster Road, both north and south of I-370. Fox 2 News reported that both the Elm Point and Sand Fort Creek levees had water pouring through them Monday morning.Watch Fox 2 coverage here.
Additionally, St. Peters’ 370 Lakeside Park was flooded. The park is closed until further notice, which will mean a change of venue for the seasonal Sunset Fridays concert series that begins on May 17. Adopting the moniker “Sunset Fridays on the Road,” the concert will be relocated to The Cove at St. Peters, the city’s new aquatic center, which is located adjacent to the city’s Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road.
The concert and a seating area for the audience will be just outside The Cove, which will have its splash pad open to the public during the May 17 event. The Cove will open its season the following weekend. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.
While St. Peters Golf Club is not flooded, it is closed for cleanup, according to city officials. Due to saturated conditions, availability of golf operations is uncertain for the remainder of the week.
For Flood Watch updates, visit the city of St. Peters website online at www.stpetersmo.net.
Flooding in downtown Saint Charles resulted in the cancelling of Five Acres Animal Shelter’s Trails for Tails 5K on Sunday, May 5 and could impact the city’s planned 250th anniversary celebration planned for May 18-19. Mid Rivers Newsmagazine will update this story as details of any changes become available.
On Monday, May 6, Mid Rivers Newsmagazine photograher Ryan Moore shot the following images of the flooding in Saint Charles: