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.