MoDOT has confirmed some areas of I-29 remain closed near the Missouri/Iowa border due to flooding, and Love’s has closed one location in Iowa. Nebraska is also still affected by flooding with I-680 still being affected.
Specific closure details in Missouri include:
- I-29 in Andrew County from US-59 S to I-29 N.
- I-29 N at 111 S in Atchison County
- US-136 E to I-29 N in Atchison County
- Route 61 at Alexandria
- State Route 118 in Holt County
- US-159 to I-29 N in Holt County
- State Ramp P in Holt County
Even as some closures are lifted, MoDOT suggests drivers to use I-35 in Missouri and Iowa and I-80 in Iowa as an alternate route. For continuous updates on the floods in Missouri, visit the MoDOT flood closure web page. I-680 is closed in Nebraska at exit 13 near the Nebraska-Iowa state line. The closure extends into Iowa to the I-29 interchange. Closure info for Nebraska can be found online. Updated travel and closure information for Iowa is also available online.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts both declared states of emergency for certain counties within their respective states. Iowa’s emergency declaration includes 36 counties, while Nebraska’s includes 53 counties. Each declaration waives hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers who are providing direct relief for the affected areas.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an emergency declaration for 14 additional states, 16 including Iowa and Nebraska, due to the severe flooding. The declaration suspends HOS regulations for truckers providing “direct support of relief efforts” to affected areas.
States included in the declaration are Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Drivers can haul supplies, equipment, fuel and more to and from the affected states under the declaration. The declaration is effective through April 18 or through the duration of the emergency, whichever is less.
Love’s Closed in Iowa
The Love’s Travel Stop #704 in Mills County/Pacific Junction, Iowa, is currently closed for business due to the widespread flooding across Iowa and Nebraska. The Love’s Travel Stop #631 in Valley, Nebraska, is currently OPEN with fuel and merchandise, but the Subway is CLOSED. Love’s continues to serve Customers at unaffected locations in Nebraska and Iowa.
Questions? Contact ACE Heavy Haul
ACE Heavy Haul’s Safety Team is ready to assist with driver education and training to ensure the company’s fleet is safe on the road and compliant with the latest laws, as well as up-to-date with road closures and construction. Contact us if you have more questions.