The rising Missouri River has forced the suspension of some Amtrak trains between St. Louis and Kansas City.
The suspension of the Missouri River Runner will last through at least July 6. Flooding along Union Pacific tracks west of Jefferson City is forcing freight trains to use the Union Pacific route that is shared with the Missouri River Runner.
Looking west from Illinois at downtown St. Louis over a very high Mississippi River on July 1, 2011. The river is not expected to flood any higher this weekend, and should crest at just four feet above flood stage on July 2.
Cleanup continues along Dryden Court in St. Louis two days after sewer backups triggered massive flash flooding. MSD is waiving its usual caps on damage reimbursements because power outages at its pumping stations caused the floods.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has decided to waive its normal $2,400 cap for damage reimbursements and will completely pay for flood damage sustained June 25 by 70 specific homes in north St. Louis.
Why waive the cap? Because the District has determined it is at fault.