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Flash Flooding Causes Closures in Jackson County

Strong storms and heavy rain Saturday night have forced the closure of roads and recreation areas in Jackson County. Residents are encouraged to avoid these areas for their safety.

All three major trails – Little Blue Trace, Longview and Lake Vista – are closed to the public. Crews are posting signs at all trailheads and access points to alert residents. Once the flood waters recede, crews will evaluate the damage and begin the necessary work for re-opening.

In addition, Longview Beach is closed today and activities at the 122nd and Blue River Soccer Complex have been cancelled. Leagues at the Frank White, Jr. Sports Complex will continue today as scheduled.

Drivers will also not have access to some roads in Jackson County due to high water. Road closed signs have been posted at the following locations:

Old Highway 40

Nebgen Road

Hardsaw Road

Gillespie Road

Old Pink Hill Road

Duncan/Howell Road

Seymour Road


Jackson County crews have worked efficiently and effectively over the past week conducting clean-up and repairs following storms and flooding on July 27. They will continue to closely monitor these locations and take the required action in an effort to make them safely accessible to the public.


Look for any updates online and via Twitter @JacksonCountyMO

Periodic lane closure on Raytown Road for water main replacement

A water main replacement project will reduce Raytown Road to one lane of traffic in various locations between 87th Street and Bannister Road during construction working hours from now through August 2017. Expect traffic delays and plan accordingly.

This project is being done by Kansas City, not either one of the water companies that service Raytown.

Click HERE for more details on this project.

79th Terr and Arlington will be closed from 9 am to 4 pm today by Water Dept.

From the Raytown Police Dept. : 79th Terr and Arlington will be closed from 9 am to 4 pm today by Water Dept.

Icy Roadway at 53rd and Hedges

The Raytown Police Department reports ice on the road in the area of 53rd and Hedges at 4:57 pm Jan. 8th.  The also report the water company has shut off services to a residence due to a leak.  It is presumed from this report that the leak caused the icy road surface in that area.

Accident at 350 and Raytown Road

Larry Edwards emailed in a picture of an accident that occurred Sunday Night at about 8:00 pm.


Accident on Elm

Mid-afternoon on Nov. 15th a vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic as it tried to make a left hand turn from 65th St. onto Elm.  This is a bad intersection. It has many elements working against it.

A hill/depression to the South hides oncoming traffic.

Drivers on Elm routinely speed and use Elm as a shortcut between 350 Highway and 63rd St.

Drivers heading East on 65th often speed though the intersection, as it angles into Elm allowing for little to no speed reduction.

That aforementioned angle also makes it hard to see oncoming traffic from the South.




Gregory Blvd. to close at MO 350 Highway next Monday

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that its continuing work on Missouri Route 350 will require the closure of the intersection with Gregory Blvd. on Monday night October 27, 2014. The closure will only impact the intersection with MO 350 Hwy. What that means is that from about 8:00 p.m. on Monday night (10/27/2014) through about 6:00 a.m. the next morning, all traffic approaching the highway on Gregory Blvd. will be directed to make a right turn onto MO 350. Traffic will not be allowed to cross MO 350 on Gregory Blvd. at all that night. It is only expected to last that one night

Elm Blocked at 66th Terr.

A semi truck and trailer have Elm blocked at 66th Terr. this Friday afternoon.truck on Elm

Car crash at Raytown Road and 63rd Street

At about 10 pm yesterday RaytownOnline.com received a call asking what was happening in downtown Raytown. What was happening was that there was a car collision at the intersection of Raytown Road and 63rd St.  The damage indicates that a red Buick LaSabre ran into the driver’s side of a silver Chevy Malibu.   Here are some photos and a short video of the scene.

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Two Car Accident

Two cars collided at the intersection of Raytown Trafficway and 63rd St. today at about 10:15 am. According to one of the occupants of the grey car, the grey car was proceeding Westbound on 63rd St. when the bronze/tan SUV turned left in front of the dark grey car.  This information is from only one occupant of the two vehicles and has not been verified by the Raytown Police, nor did the other driver make any statements about the collision.

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Part of 59th street closed today

Raytown Police Department reports that 59th street is closed today from Hunter to Kentucky due to a gas leak. 

79th St. CLosed

79th St from Raytown Road to Arllington is closed.  More info when I hear more. 

When Pickups Collide

At about 2:00 3:00 pm Tuesday, March 11th two pickup trucks tried to occupy the same location at the intersection of Raytown Road and 70th Terrace.  The results were not pretty. fortunately it did not appear to RaytownOnline’s roving reporter that there were any life threatening injuries to the non-vehicles. 

Photos by RaytownOnline.com’s  Senior Crime & Traffic Reporter, Larry Edwards

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Breaking News Raytown Road North bound closed

A t  2 car accident at about 2:00 pm has the North bound lane of Raytown Road closed between the lanes of 350 Highway. 

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Raytown Road Report

Raytown Public Works have plowed all main routes and are working on residential areas now. All streets remain slick, so be careful driving. 

Traffic Alert for Sunday Feb. 2nd 2014

Traffic lights at 63rd & Blue Ridge Cutoff, Blue Ridge & 350 Highway, and 350 Highway & Laurel are out due to a power outage.


Early Morning Accident Ends With Fatality

The Raytown Police Department received a call Saturday morning (12/14/2013) at 2:57 AM about a car accident in the 9700 block of east 87th street. The Officers arrived and found a rollover accident involving one vehicle lying on its right side. The female driver was not wearing her seat belt and was partially ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the driver is not being released pending notification of relatives.

Pickup Crashes into Fox Drugs

At about 12:30 pm today, a white Chevy pickup truck  that was described as possibly a 2010 model crashed into the front of Fox Drugs. No one inside was injured, but the driver was taken from the scene in an ambulance. One unconfirmed source stated that it may have been a heart attack that caused the loss of control.

Fox Drug crash 


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Photo with truck from Raytown Fire District website http://raytownfire.blogspot.com/




Brick house stops van

Friday the 13th was not lucky for one Raytown driver on Raytown Road.  He had trouble stopping his van before it crashed into a house. van_house van house closerup

Raytown’s newest fountain

Hardy closed for Water District repairs

Hardy will be closed at 83rd Street until 4 pm to repair water lines. 


Gas leak shuts down 63rd Street for 2 hours

63rd Street was closed from Raytown Road/Trafficway to just East of Elm today from about noon till 2:00 am.  The subcontractor installing Google Fiber on the South side of 63rd Street cut a 4 inch gas line.  A 4 inch gas line can carry 100 to 150 times the natural gas of the 1/2 inch line that was cut about a week ago North of Sonic on Raytown Road, making this a serious danger to the community. 



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Gas leak at Raytown Road

Construction caused a gas line leak at a little before 11:30 am today. The gas leak is just South of 63rd on Raytown Road. At 12:30 pm police are diverting traffic from 63rd to 67th. Traffic was flowing again by 1:00 pm.

Eye witnesses stated they noticed a man walking quickly from the area of a white backhoe in between the Valero gas station and Sonic Drive In, have a heated discussion with other workers about a half block North of the backhoe and then that group of construction workers jog South, waving their arms and yelling for everyone to leave the area immediately.  

Later investigation by RaytownOnline.com revealed that a 1/2 inch gas line had been cut by a backhoe that was doing work as part of a project to install underground Google Fiber lines on the East side of Raytown Road. 


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Car accident at 75th St. and Raytown Road

Two cars collided at the intersection of Raytown Road and 75th St. on Sunday afternoon. All parties appeared to be ok in spite of the accident.

Below are phone photos sent by roving RaytownOnline.com reporter Larry Edwards.

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Police request non-injury accidents be walked into Police Station

The Raytown Police Department request non-injury accidents be walked into Police Station due to the snow storm.