I-29 closed at Iowa 2 due to flooding


June 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – June 15, 2011; 9 a.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting the closure of  Interstate 29 at exit 10 (Iowa 2) due to flooding. The I-29 closure extends to the U.S. 136 interchange near Rock Port, Mo.

Traffic is being detoured using U.S. 136 east to U.S. 71 in Iowa.
To reach destinations south of Council Bluffs, continue on U.S.71 north to Iowa 2 west to I-29 north. (I-29 north is closed north from exit 55 in Council Bluffs to exit 71 (U.S. 30 at Missouri Valley)
Persons traveling to Sioux City can continue on U.S. 71 north to U.S. 20 west to Sioux City.
Persons traveling to Council Bluffs/Omaha should stay on U.S. 71 north to I-80 west into Council Bluffs.
For southbound I-29 travelers the detour is in reverse order.
For northbound and southbound I-29 travelers intending to go through Iowa, the detour begins in Kansas City. Take I-35 north through Iowa to I-90 west in Minnesota to I-29 south.

For current updates on road conditions – 24 hours a day, visit www.511ia.org or call 511. 

(IA DOT press release)