Iowa DOT News Release

Water main break on southbound Iowa 28 in Des Moines #iatraffic

Posted on: April 03, 2018

AMES, Iowa – April 3, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is reporting that a water main has broken in the median on southbound Iowa 28 (SE First Street) near the Raccoon River in Des Moines. Water is rising on the west shoulder of the southbound lanes.

Emergency crews are on scene.

The Iowa DOT is working to keep the southbound lanes of Iowa 28 open, however, as the situation progresses it may be necessary to close them and shift traffic into the northbound lanes into a head to head traffic pattern.

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