Record flooding is forecast along portions of the South Skunk River from the Ames area to below Colfax. This is a particularly dangerous situation and travelers need to exercise additional caution in these areas. Flooding has already resulted in the closure of U.S. 30 and I-35 near Ames.
The Iowa DOT is also making preparations to close I-80 between Mitchellville and Colfax on Thursday, if the situation warrants and river levels rise as forecast.
Roadways currently closed or restricted:
* Interstate 35 in Story County - The southbound and northbound lanes of I-35 are flooded just south of Ames between Iowa 210 and U.S. 30. Due to other area highway closures, a lengthy detour has been established. For complete details, visit:
* U.S. 30 in Story County - The eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 30 between I-35 and U.S. 69 are closed.
* U.S. 61 and U.S. 136 in Lee County - The road is closed near Keokuk. Traffic normally going across the Des Moines River Bridge near Keokuk is being directed to the Des Moines River Bridge at St. Francisville.
* U.S. 69 in Story County - The road is closed from Riverside Road (north of Ames) to Story County Road E-23 (Gilbert exit).
For current updates on state road conditions, visit www.511ia.org or call 511.