The Cottonwood River south of Emporia was still well above flood stage Friday.
According to the National Weather Service in Topeka, the water level was still at 25.1 feet. The flood stage is 20 feet.
This has caused Highway 99 south in Emporia all the way to U.S. Highway 54 in Greenwood County to be shut down since Tuesday evening. The All Veterans Memorial and Commercial Street south of Logan Avenue are also closed.
Greenwood County Emergency Management said the 40-mile stretch of Highway 99 was closed due to “life-threatening flooding.”
Another dousing of rain late Friday afternoon — a storm which spawned a Tornado Warning but no confirmed sightings — dropped another significant amount of rain on Lyon County. One of the roads which was flooded due to the Friday storm was Road 140 — the detour for Kansas Highway 99.
"K99 detour to flood gates on KTA Turnpike is being rerouted," the Lyon County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post Friday evening. "Road 140 has water over it. Vehicles are advised to take Road 110 to Road F and then north."
More rain is in the forecast throughout the weekend, though the river is expected to drop below flood stage on Monday.
This list of road closures will be updated as they are announced:
Road 140 between roads F and H
Road 250 between roads D and F
Road H between roads 130 and 140
400 block of Road 240
Road 170 and Road P
South Highway 99 to U.S. Highway 54 in Greenwood County
Road 190 and Road M
1000 block of Road 210
1200 block of Road 210
Burlingame Road and Road 190, East and West
700 - 800 block of Road 160 (Lockerman Road)
1600 - 1700 block of Road G
600 Block Road 170
Road A from Highway 50 north to Road 180
Road M from Road 190 north to Road 197
Road 190 from Road L5 east to Road M
Road B5 from Road 170 north to Road 173
Road 240 from Road C east to Road D
Road K from Road 210 south to Road 190
Road 210 from Road K east to Road L
Road 190 east of Burlingame Road
Road 180 east of Burlingame Road
Road 160 west of Road J
Road F north of Road 140
Road G north of Road 160
Road 160 west of Road G
Road G south of Road 170
Road K7 south of Road 70
Road 250 from Road D east to Road E
Road B2 north of Highway 50 to Road 180
Road B5 north of Highway 50 to Road 180
1750-1778 Road P2 around Camp Alexander
1400 block of Road 170
Part of the 1500 block of Road 170 from Road R to Road R1
1900 block of Road J
400 block of Road 170
1700 block of Road D