AMES, Iowa – July 28, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that a number of roadways in northeast Iowa have been affected by flooding due to the heavy rain. Storms dumped more than 10 inches of rain in Dubuque County and over 3 inches in Delaware County. Heavy rain was also reported in nearby Jackson and Jones counties. Several vehicles have been reported stranded in the quick-rising flood waters.
Conditions can change rapidly under the flash flooding circumstances. Drivers should monitor conditions closely and never enter a water-covered roadway. Turn around, don’t drown.
At the present time, the following roadways are reported closed due to flooding in the region. Expect short-term closures and additional closures throughout the morning.
For the latest information on flooded road conditions in Iowa, call 511 or 800-288-1047 (anywhere in the United States); or visit www.511ia.org.
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