LIVE IOWA RIVER FLOOD UPDATES

Info on evacuations, road closures and flood prep

Gazette Staff
Published: July 2 2014 | 1:32 pm - Updated: 4 July 2014 | 3:31 pm in Flood 2014, News, Public Safety Rotator,

New Iowa City Evacuations

• Sand Road South of 560th Street to Highway 22, by 12:30 p.m. July 2

• Izaak Walton Road SE

• Camino Del Rio SE

• Driftwood Lane SE

• Ocean Boulevard SE

• River Front Estates NE

• 6979 and 6951 Tri County Bridge Road

• Lola Lane SE

• Sand Road South of 560th Street to Hwy 22

• Winter Eagle Road SE

• River Bend Road SE

• Fountain Court SE

Voluntary Evacuations • Swan Lake Road NW

• Oak Crest Hill Road

• Sand Road SE

• 520th Street

• River Junction

• Sioux Avenue SE

• 640th Street SE

• 660th Street SE

• Eden Farm Road SE

Emergency Shelters

With homes being evacuated, the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is opening an emergency shelter at 5 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE., Iowa City.

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties activated its Emergency Volunteer Center and Disaster Call Center Wednesday to coordinate volunteers who want to help with flood preparedness or clean-up. Volunteers can sign up at the center, which is in the Iowa State Extension conference Rooms at the county fairgrounds, or get more information by calling (319) 337-8657.

New Road Closures

• 140th Street east of Ely Road (at the ATV Park)

• Sandy Beach Road (at the beach)

• Chambers between Amana Road and Knapp Creek Way

• Chambers south of 140th

• Buchanan north of 540th

• Orville Yoder Turnpike between Black Diamond and the bridge

• Black Diamond between Half Moon and Hazelwood

• Black Diamond west of Blackhawk

• Cosgrove Road at Old Man’s Creek

• Eagle Avenue south of Rohret

• Blackhawk Avenue at Old Man’s Creek

• Sand Road between 520th and HWY 22

• River Junction Road

• White Oak between 500th and 520th

• Napoleon between Sand Road and Sioux

• Kansas Avenue between HWY 1 and Sharon Center Road

• Y Avenue off of Tri County Bridge

• 560th between Sand Road and Sioux

• Tri County Bridge Road

• Maier Avenue between 480th and Osage

• 500th west of Oakcrest Hill Road

• Oakcrest Hill Road at 500th Street

• Oakcrest Hill Road between Observatory and 545th Street

• Amana Road between Blain Cemetery and Greencastle

Coralville preparations

• 1,300 feet of HESCO barriers are being deployed on the south side of Clear Creek

• Temporary floodwalls will be installed along the Iowa River behind behind the Iowa River Power Restaurant

• Sandbagging of individual properties is not necessary

University of Iowa flood preparations

• Sandbagging/HESCO palcement at Water Plant intake and around Power Plant to south (in progress)

• 12-foot HESCO wall is being installed around Mayflower Residence Hall

• Flood barriers will be installed around Art Building West

• 4-foot HESCO barriers will be installed along west and east sides of Iowa River bank on campus

• All classes and programs are being held as scheduled

• Those visiting the UI campus are urged to avoid the I-80/Dubuque Street exit (Exit 244)

University of Iowa closures and service changes

• Beckwith Boat House and Mayflower Residence Hall closed

• East and west sidewalks along Iowa River closed

• Northbound lanes of North Dubuque Street closed

• CAMBUS service to Mayflower suspended

• Southbound lane of Riverside Drive (for flood wall installation at Art Building West) closed

• Lot 42 adjacent closed (for flood wall installation at Art Building West). Alternate parking in Hancher lot; College of Public Health access via Ferson Avenue.

• Iowa Memorial Union footbridge closed

• Iowa Memorial Union south metered lot closed

• Hancher footbridge closed

• Motor Pool office relocated to Motor Pool garage, Madison Street

Other new emergency orders

• A boating ban is in effect on the Iowa River below the Coralville Dam

• Boating ban includes boating, canoeing, swimming, wading or any other recreational use of the water

Weekend event changes and cancellations

• Due to saturated ground on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, the Main Stage will be relocated to Dubuque Street near Iowa Avenue, at the same location as the Iowa Arts Festival Main Stage.

• Riverside Theatre has adjusted its weekend plans to due flood projections

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