U.S. Route 59 Opens Back Up After Flooding

Buchanan County U.S. Route 59 between the south city limits of St. Joseph and Route 116 at Rushville has reopened after being closed due to flooding.

Most of U.S. Route 59 has reopened to two-way traffic, but one section near Cotter Street and Bethel Road is reduced to one lane.

Temporary signals are in place to guide motorists through the one-lane portion.

Drivers should never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades.

Just a few inches of flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway.