Crews are on the scene directing traffic after the heavy rain caused flooding on Manchester Road, just west of I-270.
This video shot by Patch Senior Local Editor Gregg Palermo shows the scene on Manchester Road early Thursday afternoon. Some lanes are closed and crews on the scene are directing traffic after the heavy rain caused flooding on westbound Manchester Road just west of Interstate 270. The video was shot near Barrett Station Road, near both Town and Country and Des Peres.
Metropolitan Sewer District officials say preparation now and taking simple steps when heavy rains come can make a difference.
The Metropolitan Sewer District issued the following advisory ahead of what could amount to several inches of rain this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac arrive in the St. Louis region: FLOODING: Anyone who lives adjacent to or near a waterway – no matter how small the waterway is during dry weather – lives in a floodplain or drainage way. During high intensity rainfalls (a large amount of rain falling in a short period of time), creeks, streams, rivers, and other waterways can quickly become a torrent of rushing water, possibly causing extensive flash flooding, and putting property and human safety at risk. If you live near such a waterway or live in a low area to which rainwater normally flows, pay close attention to weather …