- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - Emergency crews rescued a few motorists after storms pushed across western Missouri, forcing creeks out of their banks.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood watches for much of Missouri on Thursday and said areas along Interstate 70 received up to 6 inches of rain in the last three days.

Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Collin Stosberg says no injuries are reported, but two sections of U.S. 50 in Johnson County are closed because of flooding.

Johnson County crews rescued a woman early Thursday after she became stranded in her vehicle by rising water. Three rescuers also needed help after their jet skis became clogged with debris and were disabled. Pettis County crews also rescued a man whose vehicle was swept into a field at a waterway crossing.

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