Wildwood News & Notices

Posted on: April 29, 2017

Flood Update - Centaur Road Now Open

May 7, 2017 UPDATE (11:35 a.m.)


Centaur Road is now open to traffic.  


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May 4, 2017 UPDATE #3 (12:40 p.m.)


Route 109 is now open at Old State Road.


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May 4, 2017 UPDATE #2 (7:40 a.m.)


Route 109 is now open to local traffic only at Old State Road and Radcliffe Place Drive.  Route 109 remains closed at Eureka High School.


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May 4, 2017 UPDATE (6:20 a.m.)


Meramec River

Alt Road is now open at Route 109 for limited local traffic only.  There still remains about a foot of water on 109, between Alt Road and Old State Road.  The Meramec River level will continue to drop through the day.


Missouri River

The Missouri River continues to rise, with an updated crest of 36 feet expected tonight.  Centaur is expected to remain flooded and closed to through traffic for a couple more days.


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May 1, 2017 UPDATE #2  (8:30 p.m.)


Missouri River

Centaur Road began to flood this morning, and has been closed to through traffic.  The forecast for the Missouri River crest has been slightly reduced to 33.2 feet, and Centaur Road is currently expected to remain closed to through traffic until the morning of Friday, May 5, 2017.


Meramec River

Flooding of the Meramec River continues to approach the record level of December 30, 2015, with Route 109 now closed at Eureka High School.  With closures to I-44 as well, I-44 traffic is now being diverted to MO Route 100.  Therefore, a much higher volume of traffic may be experienced on MO Route 100 over the next few days.


Local flooding is expected to have similar impacts to the flood of December 30, 2015.   Route 109 is expected to close at Old State Road overnight, along with flooding at Radcliffe Place Drive, Alt Road and Whitsetts Fork Road.  It is currently expected that certain areas may have no access for the next few days, but emergency responders will have personnel on both sides of the flood waters to address any concerns.  Other locals roads impacted by the flood include Grand Avenue, 3rd Street, Woolsey Lane, Valley Drive in Historic Glencoe, and Wills Hollow Lane in Old State Farms.


Again, the actual flood crests could change, so please check back for further updates, and utilize the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information.


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May 1, 2017 UPDATE  (8:25 a.m.)


Missouri River

Centaur Road began to flood this morning, and has been closed to through traffic.  The forecast for the Missouri River crest has been slightly reduced to 34.3 feet, and Centaur is currently expected to remain closed to through traffic until the afternoon of Friday, May 5, 2017.


Meramec River

Grand Avenue, south of 3rd Street, is currently flooded and closed to all traffic (this area includes the WF&P Railroad and Al Foster Memorial Trailhead).  Flooding is expected to reach 3rd Street later this morning, which will require local traffic to utilize the emergency flood access route through Glencoe City Park (Washington Avenue to Woolsey Lane).


The forecast for the Meramec River has been increased to 44.9 feet, which will impact most of the same areas as the December 30, 2015 flood that crested at 46.1 feet. Route 109 at Eureka High School is currently projected to flood Monday night, with Route 109 at Old State Road to flood Tuesday morning.  Route 109 is also projected to flood near its intersections with Radcliffe Place Drive and Alt Road by Tuesday night and continuing into Wednesday.  During the time that areas are without vehicular access, emergency responders will have personnel on both sides of the flood waters to address any concerns.  Wills Hollow Lane in Old State Farms Subdivision is also expected to flood at the crest.


Again, the actual flood crests could change, so please check back for further updates, and utilize the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information.



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April 30, 2017 UPDATE #2 (2:10 p.m.)


The National Weather service has now increased the forecast for the crest of the Meramec River to 44.5 feet (Tuesday Night), which would be the 2nd highest crest on record (record was 46.1 feet on 12/30/2015).  At this level, Route 109 will also flood at Old State Road, and potentially at Radcliffe Place Drive and Alt Road as well.


The actual flood crests could change, so please check back for further updates, and utilize the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information.


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April 30, 2017 UPDATE 


The Missouri River is now also forecast to cause area flooding on Centaur Road.  The current forecast  at the St. Charles Missouri River gauge  is a crest of 34.7 feet (compared to 35.11 feet on December 31, 2015), with flooding to occur on Centaur Road as early at tonight, Sunday, April 30, 2017.  Centaur Road could remain flooded and closed to traffic until Friday, May 5, 2017.


The forecast for the Meramec River has now increased to a crest of 41.9 feet by Tuesday night, which is expected to have similar impacts to what was reported initially (see April 29, 2017 notification below).


The actual flood crests could change, so please check back for further updates, and utilize the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information.


Due to potential road closures related to the Meramec River flooding, the Woods Road Bridge Replacement project at Route 109 has been delayed until Thursday, May 4, 2017, to allow Woods Road to remain open to traffic while segments of Route 109 may be flooded.



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April 29, 2017


City officials have been monitoring the forecast for flooding of the Meramec River, which is currently expected to crest by the morning of Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 41.6 feet at the Eureka river gauge.  The record crest of December 30, 2015 reached a level of 46.1 feet (or 4.5 feet higher than what is currently forecast).  Grand Avenue and 3rd Street in Historic Glencoe are currently expected to flood, and the City has arranged for sand and sand bags to be delivered to The intersection of 3rd Street and Jefferson Avenue for area residents.  Additionally, the emergency flood access route through Glencoe City Park is planned to be opened prior to the flooding of 3rd Street.


At the current forecast flood crest, MO Route 109 would also flood at Eureka High School, and come very close to flooding at Old State Road as well.  The actual flood crest could change,  depending on the amount of rainfall received over the weekend.  Therefore, please check back for further updates, and utilize the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information:

Link to National Weather Service Information
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