St. Louis interstate closed after water main break


St. Louis interstate closed after water main break

As of 7:30 p.m. the westbound and eastbound lanes of the interstate are closed near Union Boulevard

ST. LOUIS — A portion of Interstate 70 in St. Louis is closed after a water main break left parts of it flooded Saturday night.

As of 7:30 p.m. westbound and eastbound lanes of the interstate are closed near Union Boulevard. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the water main break is off Bircher Boulevard. 

St. Louis’ water department is on scene to begin repairs. A boil order has not been issued as of now, a spokesperson said. Officials are asking people to avoid the area as crews work to repair the water main break.  

Video captured by a 5 On Your Side photojournalist showed several cars going through the water before it was closed down.

Missouri Department of Transportation traffic cameras show traffic being backed up as the water started to flood the interstate.

The St. Louis Fire Department said a woman and her four children were rescued from the car in the photo below on the interstate. Captain Mosby also said several occupants from another vehicle were rescued and several other vehicles were trapped in the water.

This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.

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