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Posted on: June 10, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Cedar Falls Flooding-Update, June 10, 8:14 a.m.

The City of Cedar Falls has issued the following urgent announcements in light of the flooding:

The river level is at 99.19 feet, as of 6:43 a.m.Tuesday, June 10, 2008. The river is expected to crest at 100 feet as of 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008, which is below the top of the flood levy. There is no imminent danger based upon the predicted crest of downtown flooding. City officials continue to monitor the situation hourly.

All streets North of the river should be considered under water. Road closures are as follows:

West 1st Street from Highway 57 to East City Limits.
Center Street from West 1st Street to Lone Tree Road.
Highway 218, all on and off ramps at Highway 57.
Waterloo Road at Utility Parkway Highway 57 off Ramp.
Lone Tree Road from Big Woods to Highway 218.
Lone Tree Road from Center Street to Black Hawk Park.
Waterloo Road Exit Southbound between Waterloo Road and West 18th Street.
1400 to 1500 block of Bluff Street.

Volunteers are encouraged to report to 15th and State Street to assist with filling sandbags, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

People are urged to stay away from the flooded areas and to avoid sightseeing as it hinders public safety and rescue efforts.

Citizens residing south of 12th Street are urged to conserve water usage due to flooding in the sanitary sewer system.

The Public Works facility, Recycling Center and Transfer Station are closed. Operations have been moved to the Parks office.

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