The intersection in the picture is Highway 141, which goes under Interstate 44. That's water from the Meramec River you see swirling around. Since this photo was taken the water has risen even more, closing the interstate completely. There are several surface road detours that are available, but not surprisingly they're congested. When Tony took one of them to meet some friends last night he reported it was stop and go the whole way. This morning I got stuck in more traffic (and what should have been a five minute trip took 20 minutes). We're already talking about how we need to modify our plans for the next few days.
The good news is that this mess won't last forever. The rivers in the area are supposed to crest today, and the roads are projected to be cleaned and ready to use by the weekend.
Five years ago today: For All My Super Mom Friends