Flooding Creates Huge Interstate Detour

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Flooding in the western part of the state will likely mean more traffic in the metro.

In northwest Iowa, crews are racing to complete a 561-foot levee to protect parts of north Sioux City.

They hope to get it done before Friday when the river is predicted to crest about nine-feet above flood stage.

The temporary levee will stretch across Interstate-29 that runs between Sioux City and Council Bluffs.

Traffic is being detoured to Interstate-35 and then west on I-80 to Council Bluffs.


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