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CLOSE WATCH: Des Moines Road Near Closure

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Fleur Drive in Des Moines is still open… for now.

The Army Corps of Engineers predicted the Raccoon River near Fleur would crest Wednesday night at 15.2 feet.  Thanks to an afternoon downpour the river is now at 15.6 feet and rising.

If the river swells another eight inches the roadway will be closed, causing a major hassle for folks heading to the Principal Charity Classic.

Parts of Water Works Park are already shut down and all of Gray’s Lake is closed. George Flagg Parkway from Southwest 30th to Park Avenue and Southwest 30th from Bell Avenue back to George Flagg Parkway are also closed.

The Des Moines River at Southeast 6th Street has reached moderate flood stage and it is also expected to continue to rise.

Authorities urge all drivers to pay attention to barricades. Driving around a barricade can put you and others at serious risk.


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