Severe flooding in Missouri has closed two major interstate routes near St. Louis. Both I-44 and I-55 are completely closed just South/West of St. Louis.
A 24 mile section of I-44 is closed from I-270 all the way to Grey Summit.
I-55 is closed at the Meramec River just south of St. Louis.
Several other roads and bridges are also closed in this area.
People traveling this direction over the New Years Holiday should look to avoid the area if at all possible.
I-57 in Illinois would be a good alternative to I-55.
Those looking to use I-44 should probably find a route that will take them up to I-70 somewhere in Western or Central Missouri - perhaps US-54 and MO-5 between Fulton and Lebanon.