OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Interstate 29 has been closed at certain spots Friday morning due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.
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.
Flooding has caused the closure of I-29 north of Council Bluffs. Traffic in the area is being detoured using I-680 and I-80.— Statewide Iowa 511 (@statewideia511) September 20, 2019
NOTE: GPS/phone navigation systems are often inaccurate in these types of events. Please use the 511 app or check https://t.co/6jLPJUUZru for details. pic.twitter.com/r3iojgKD2U
I-29 north of Council Bluffs is also closed at exits 61 and 71, as floodwaters have hit the roads.
There's water over I-29 north of Council Bluffs this morning (9-20 at 7 a.m.). It's closed between exits 61 and 71. The detour route uses I-80 and I-680. We're hopeful the river will recede fairly quickly, but please check the 511 app or https://t.co/6jLPJUUZru for updates. pic.twitter.com/xEqpl7wmGz— Statewide Iowa 511 (@statewideia511) September 20, 2019
This is the third major flooding event in the area this year. Here is a current look at flood warnings in effect:
The river is expected to crest at 30.6 feet and is currently at 30 feet, according to the National Weather Service.