- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Several streets in Ankeny and other Polk County communities have been covered with runoff from heavy overnight rain.

The National Weather Service says it’s received reports that up to 3 inches of rain has fallen since midnight in southeast Ankeny and that up to 8 inches of water is covering some intersections and streets.

Flooded and blocked streets have been reported in Altoona, and Des Moines reports that at least two streets and several trails have been closed.

A flood warning has been issued for the Des Moines River, and the Raccoon River and North Raccoon River have already risen above flood stage.

The weather service says thunderstorms later Monday could bring 2 more inches of rain to the area.


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