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Flooding shuts down I-29 at certain spots

Posted: 8:17 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 09:17:42-04
Flood warnings

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Interstate 29 has been closed at certain spots Friday morning due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Most of the stretch of road remained open yesterday despite high water levels.

Crescent to Loveland has been closed, and I-29 north of Council Bluffs has been shut down due to flood waters. Traffic in that area is being detoured using I-680 and I-80.

I-29 north of Council Bluffs is also closed at exits 61 and 71, as floodwaters have hit the roads.

This is the third major flooding event in the area this year. Here is a current look at flood warnings in effect:

Flood warnings

The river is expected to crest at 30.6 feet and is currently at 30 feet, according to the National Weather Service.