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BREAKING: West Alton Residents Told To Evacuate Immediately

BREAKING: West Alton Residents Told To Evacuate Immediately

By CBS Local

Residents in West Alton are being told to evacuate immediately at this hour, due to the overtopping of the Consolidated North County Levee on the Mississippi River.

Flooding alert: Due to the overtop of CNC levee on MS River in West Alton officials direct residents of West Alton to evacuate immediately.

— St Charles County MO (@sccmo) December 29, 2015

Mayor William Richter ordered any of the town’s approximate 520 residents who had not already evacuated to get out of harm’s way, the Associated Press reports.

The Coast Guard has also closed the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near MacArthur Bridge because of high water and fast currents.

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