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.


    • Kurt

      I agree Troy. Who would take a 6 hour detour when you could travel on State highways or County highways just off of I-29? It would probably take you 2 hours or so for a trip that is normally 1 1/2 hours.

  • Mike Davis

    While detours are easy for 4 cars, there are numerous county,state roads closed for for bridge repair s or other reasons. Commercial trucks hauling over dimension,over weight ,or hazardous material can’t just cut through the woods like you might think. Many county black top roads have weight restrictions to protect the surface during hot weather,,,,I know you have thought this all out,,,

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