Missouri 15 Opens With Temporary Repair

The Missouri Department of Transportation re-opened Missouri 15 just north of Mexico today after massive damage was done to the roadway when a gas line exploded early Sunday morning.

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MoDOT had originally planned for the highway to open on Tuesday but after closer examination of the amount of damage, deemed the road was unstable and had holes approximately 10 inches wide in places.

The repairs that have been completed are temporary, and MoDOT will be working with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline and a contractor to make permanent repairs when weather allows.

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