- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have ended an evacuation effort in a northwest Iowa town hit hard by floodwater and crude oil that leaked from railroad tank cars that derailed upstream.

Rock Valley issued the evacuation order for northern parts of the city Sunday night, where the Rock River had left its banks.

Residents also were told to remain off the streets because vehicle wakes were causing extra problems. The travel ban was lifted early Monday morning, and the evacuation order soon afterward. The city Facebook page says floodwater berms will remain in place because more rain is forecast.

The city stopped using its water wells because of the oil that leaked from 14 of 32 tank cars that derailed 6 miles (10 kilometers) away just south of Doon, along the bloated Little Rock River. The Little Rock joins the Rock River nearby.

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