North Dubuque Street Partially Open to Traffic Again

By Chris Earl, KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa — So many of the recent weekends have focused on high water and taking precautions. A bit of a return to normalcy Saturday in Iowa City.

North Dubuque Street between Foster Road and Park Road is now open to one lane of traffic in each direction.

City leaders closed the street in that stretch of Iowa City because of the high water and flash flooding.

The Iowa River fell from more than 22 feet to under 21 feet on Saturday.

The Army Corps of Engineers has also reduced the amount of water coming out of the Coralville Lake earlier than originally forecast.

Last month, the University of Iowa had put up a temporary flood wall to protect one of its residence halls along North Dubuque Street.

Crews spent part of Saturday taking down parts of the flood barriers in front of Mayflower Residence Hall.

The university said Leaders said the complete removal of the barriers will happen next week.

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