- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Roads are beginning to reopen around Missouri as floodwaters recede across much of the state.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says about 115 roads remained closed Friday, down from a high of more than 160 earlier in the week. Most of the closed roads are along the swollen Mississippi River and in the northwest part of the state, where the Missouri River breached numerous levees last month. Hundreds of homes were inundated.

The Mississippi River crested earlier this week in St. Louis, flooding some parkland but causing no major damage. The surge has moved downstream to the Cape Girardeau area, where farmland is flooding but no homes are threatened.

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