AMES, Iowa - Aug. 14, 2010 – 7:15 a.m. update – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that no additional state roads were closed overnight. See the complete list of current closures below.
Status of Interstate 80 near Colfax in Jasper County The Iowa DOT is continuing to closely monitor the flooding situation in the vicinity of Interstate 80 in Jasper County where the South Skunk River and Indian Creek converge near Colfax (between mile markers 155 and 159). Interstate 80 remains OPEN at this time.
As forecast, the flood waters have risen again in the area. To view the record flooding, visit the Iowa DOT’s Web site at http://www.iowadot.gov/floodcam.html.The Web cam images are refreshed every 5-15 minutes.
A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect for this area until Tuesday evening. Flood stage is 17 feet and the water is forecast to rise to 23.9 feet this morning.
Status of U.S. 65 north of Bondurant in Polk County All lanes of U.S. 65 remain closed at the Skunk River crossing north of Bondurant. Flood waters extending nearly a mile wide are covering the road. Images of the flooding in this area are also available via the Iowa DOT’s portable Web cam system. To see the images, visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/floodcam.html.
Roadways reopened since last update
Roadways currently closed or restricted
Due to the dynamic nature of flash flooding, motorists should remain alert throughout the day in all areas under watches or warnings. For weather and other emergency information, stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your local radio and TV stations. If you encounter a flooded area, turn around – don’t drown.
Latest road closure information: Road closure information is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, by calling 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (outside the state); or visiting www.511ia.org.
Portable Web cam photos, photo galleries and safety tips - http://www.iowadot.gov/floods/index.html