U.S. 30 between Missouri Valley and Blair could close due to rising water levels

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June 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports U.S. Highway 30 between Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Blair, Neb., could close without further advance notice due to rising flood and ground water levels.

The threat level has been elevated because the Missouri River water levels have risen substantially today in this area. A breach also occurred this morning south of U.S. 30, approximately 1 mile south of mile marker 2. The combination of these factors increases the threat that the roadway could be overtopped.

The Iowa DOT is closely monitoring the situation. The road will remain open as long as it is safe for travel. If U.S. 30 is closed, the public will be notified and a detour designated.

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Key traveler information resources…

·Iowa DOT’s flood information call center 866-452-8510, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, speak to an operator for travel assistance

·Road condition information 24 hours a day: visit http://www.511ia.org/, or call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (outside of the state) for a recorded message of road closures

·Iowa DOT on Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/iowadot/

·View the flooded Iowa roads map for road closures, detours and areas at risk of flooding – http://tinyurl.com/3o2mtlp