Record-level flood waters from the Ames area are making their way downstream and are expected to impact more roadways this afternoon and during the overnight. In addition, up to 5 inches of rain is predicted for parts of the state tonight through Saturday.
U.S. highways currently affected by the flooding include:
* 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. 65 in Jasper County - The northbound lanes have been reduced to a single lane of traffic at the Indian Creek crossing, northwest of Mingo.
* U.S. 65 in Polk County - The northbound lanes have been reduced to a single lane of traffic at the Skunk River crossing north of Bondurant.
The Iowa DOT has established a temporary customer service phone line. Call 866-452-8510 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. For road condition information outside these hours or after this event, call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (outside the state).
A special flood closure map is available at: www.iowadot.gov.