Phone Service Outage

Phone and internet service restored after Monday outage

Grundy County Emergency Management reports it was late last night when service was restored for AT&T landline phones, cell phone service, and for internet customers. The outage began early in the afternoon on Monday. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said the reason for the outage was first believed due to a cut fiber optic cable […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Livingston County Route C bridge repair work underway

Repairs are now underway on the bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, just south of Utica. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge on April 9 after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. Flooding has caused some delay to the repair work, which began in […]

Road Construction Ahead

Flooding Damage and Recovery: First flood repair roadway contracts awarded, repairs underway

Roadways in Northwest Missouri sustained significant damage in the floodwaters that first inundated the area in March 2019. In some places, water remains over roadways more than a month later. As floodwaters recede, broken and missing roadways, damaged bridges, debris, drainage issues, and hazardous materials have been left in their wake. The Missouri Highways and […]

Bridge Work

Sullivan County West Yellow Creek Bridge reopened

Due to current and impending weather conditions the West Yellow Creek Bridge, west of Route 5 near Humphries, has been reopened. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation are reevaluating the local detour route to prevent motorists from traveling on frequently flooded roadways. A new closure date and detour route have not yet been established. […]

Firefighter

Fire guts trailer house in Laredo

A single wide trailer home in Laredo is considered a total loss after a fire Thursday night. Laredo Fire Protection District firefighter Jason Meeker reports crews found the home one block south of Main Street fully engulfed when they arrived. He says no one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported and […]