AMES, Iowa – June 25, 2011; 6:15 p.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is now reporting that U.S. 30 between Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Blair, Neb., could close without further advance notice due to rising flood and ground water levels.
The threat level has been elevated because the Missouri River water levels have risen substantially today in this area. A breach also occurred this morning south of U.S. 30, approximately 1 mile south of mile marker 2. The combination of these factors increases the threat that the roadway could be overtopped.
The Iowa DOT is closely monitoring the situation. The road will remain open as long as it is safe for travel. If U.S. 30 is closed, the public will be notified and a detour designated.
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