- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

CUMMING, Iowa (AP) - Flood waters in central Iowa are receding after threatening Interstate 35 near Cumming and closing several roads.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1BKc8v7 ) that water from the swollen Raccoon River crept to the edge of I-35 near Cumming on Friday. That led transportation workers to close the north shoulder of the interstate between Grand Avenue and Highway 5 in West Des Moines.

The nearby Raccoon River was at 45.6 feet at 6:45 p.m., a drop from its crest of 46.7 feet at 3 p.m.

Other roads in the area closed for a time Friday because of flooding were:

- Highway 28 south of Norwalk;

- Highway 169 between Highway 6 and Highway 44 near Adel;

- And Fleur Drive between Bell Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com



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