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Old 05-02-2017, 09:43 PM   #81
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Currently (no pun intended) watching river levels in the STL. I live south of the city, and they are worrying about having to close I-55. If that happens, we will be pretty much trapped. If 55 goes under, all other roads out of the county will be under as well. We are bounded by rivers on 3 sides. Cant go north. Cant go east. West is out too, only way is south and right now, it looks like memphis is the only open crossing over the mississippi.

Floods in Dec of 2015 closed I-55 for about 24 hours. Right now they are calling for a crest better than 4 feet below 2015 levels. Thatll keep off the highway, but its still gonna be close.

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Tim, check the new Bill Emerson bridge over the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau. It is new enough, and built high enough, that it should still be open. Take I-57 up through Carbondale to I-64, then take I-64 east to Aurora, IN.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:11 PM   #82
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:55 PM   #83
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:36 PM   #84
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:00 PM   #85
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I-55 Southbound finally closed today at around noon. Northbound is still open, but expected to close around 8 or 9. River expected to crest tonight at midnight, however the level wont fall quickly.

Authorities are "cautiously optimistic" that they can keep 2 side routes open over the Meramec River. If that is the case, we should be good for leaving in the morning, but I imagine traffic will be an absolute bastard. There is a crossing in Chester Illinois over the Mississippi that is expected to close tomorrow, however, getting to the bridge is probably a no-go for us as almost all roads on this side approaching are flooded.

I'll know for sure in the morning what we are going to do or when we can do it.

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Old 05-04-2017, 03:29 AM   #86
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:41 AM   #87
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Have a great rally everyone. Tim, congrats on winning the corn hole tourney in advance.
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River crested harder than they expected. I-55 is OPEN. We'll be jacks-up at around 8am. I've been a nervous wreck the last few days. Huge relief!

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So glad you can get out Tim!
We will. E leaving this morning sometime too!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:22 AM   #90
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Tim glad you get to go to Tadpole, safe travels and wear your rubbers!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:47 AM   #91
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The winner of the "Derby River Boat Race " Belle of Cincinnati " just went upriver within Shouting distance of our Rally Campground ,Little Farm on the River! She is a Beauty! Youroo! !
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The winner of the "Derby River Boat Race " Belle of Cincinnati " just went upriver within Shouting distance of our Rally Campground ,Little Farm on the River! She is a Beauty! Youroo! !


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Can't blame Chief Black Cloud for this one.
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Chief where are you. It's not gonna be a tadpole rally without you and Kathy
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Situations beyond my control. You guys have fun, force Aquaman to have a beer for me.
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Hats off to the Tadpole host for helping to provide some quality entertainment. Demonstrations on how one water related FRF member continues to keep his name, again! How not to back a 30ft camper into a 60ft site! And how to turn a 6hr road trip into a 10hr ordeal! Also inebriated water heater repair, and registration doesn't start for another 8 hours.
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We will miss you B&B and Lowbubba!
The rains stopped for a little while last night, but is back at it! ☂️🦆
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