LANSING, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation said that K-5 Highway in Leavenworth County is closed in both directions due to flooding.

The road is closed, as of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, from Eisenhower Road to East Mary Street/Stranger Road until water recedes from the roadway.

Several parts of the Kansas City area are under a Flood Watch or Flood Warning, and more may be added over the next 36 hours.

Drivers are reminded to “Turn Around. Don’t Drown.”

Storms and rain have caused flooding and road hazards across the Kansas City area. Thousands of customers lost power throughout the morning in various parts of the city.

The Prairie Village Police Department closed flood gates and set up cones near the 5500 Block of Mission Drive, State Park and Belinder and the 6200 block of Indian Lane.

In Merriam, a large tree fell near West 57th Street and Mackey Street making the street impassable in both directions. Evergy is on the way to deal with fallen power lines.

In Clay County, residents have their eyes on the Fishing River, which rose to precariously high levels.

The heavy rain in the area has already broken the daily precipitation record in Kansas City by 7 a.m.

Rain and storms remain in the forecast through Tuesday night and could return for the weekend.