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These Iowa roadways are closed due to flooding June 14, 2008

Posted by John in Government, Weather.
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6/16 UPDATE: Helpful Google map here from 2008flood.org showing road closures for state and major metro areas.


Here are direct links to:

Road closures in the City of Cedar Rapids [Source: Linn County; but dated Thursday, 6/12]

Road closures in the non-metro area of Linn County [Source: Linn County; dated Saturday, 6/14]

Iowa City Road Closure Map [Source: City of Iowa City]

Latest Iowa updates can be found on this Iowa Dept. of Transportation news releases page. Most recently:

06/14/08 – 1:30 p.m. – Iowa roadways remain closed due to flooding

Additional information from IDOT:

AMES, Iowa – Flooding continues to affect many roadways in the state, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway.

The Iowa DOT’s temporary customer service phone line will be in operation from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily until further notice. That number is 866-452-8510. This number was set up for assisting travelers navigate state roadway closings. It is not an emergency number. Emergency calls should be made to 911. This phone line is extremely busy, so if you get a busy signal please call back.

For Internet users accessing closure information, visit www.511ia.org (use the low bandwidth service since the high bandwidth service has been temporarily disabled due to high volume). …

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