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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Interstate 29 Re-opened After Flooding

 

The stretch of Interstate 29 that was closed because of flooding from north of St. Joseph, Mo., to Omaha, Neb., has reopened.

Exit and entry points will be limited because of ongoing flooding and pavement repairs, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures and congested traffic over the southbound bridge at the 8.5 mile marker. No oversized or overweight loads are allowed and widths are restricted to 12 feet.

North of Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, I-29 remains closed between Exit 61 (near Crescent, Iowa) and Exit 71 (a mile south of Missouri Valley, Iowa). Traffic is being routed onto I-80 to I-680, going north.

Iowa Route 2 east of I-29 also has reopened to traffic. 

Sections of Iowa 2 west of I-29, however, remain underwater. Iowa DOT is working on a temporary solution to allow traffic between Iowa and Nebraska, but weather conditions and water levels have hampered progress.

The Iowa 2 interchange at Exit 10 are open for services and to allow traffic to flow east of the interstate. For those traveling north on I-29 they will be able to exit to use eastbound U.S. 34. All other exits through this section of I-29 remain closed.

Traveler information is available through 511ia.org. There is information specified for truckers there.