Flooding closes highway ramp in Sioux City


July 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – July 7, 2011: 11:50 p.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that flooding has closed the ramp from northbound U.S. 75/Iowa 376 to westbound U.S. 20/Gordon Drive. Pumping of flood water allowed the ramp to open briefly on Thursday, but additional flood and ground water has forced it closed again.

Key traveler information resources

· Iowa DOT’s flood information call center 866-452-8510, open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; speak to an operator for travel assistance

· Road condition information 24 hours a day call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (anywhere in the United States) 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