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Receding floodwaters allows Johnson County cleanup

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As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to decrease the outflow at the Coralville dam, flooding is subsiding downstream.

Friday, Johnson County officials lifting mandatory evacuations of neighborhoods impacted by flooding.

Most of the water has cleared off of Dubuque Street.

Heavy machinery is scraping layers of dirt and mud off of the main road into town.

"We expect it will take about two days to get this cleaned up and inspected," said Rick Fosse, Iowa City public works director.

Crews have begun inspecting Dubuque Street for any damage, hoping to have the heavily traveled road open by early next week.

"We're hearing from people using the Dodge corridor now, having difficulty getting in and out of town," Fosse said.

The University of Iowa says it will continue to leave much of its seven miles worth of flood protection up until the flooding threat has diminished further.

"We're going to be careful and not sorry, so as we have these hesco barriers in place, we'll be slow to take them down until we're confident that we won't have any reason to regret doing so," said Rod Lehnertz, with University of Iowa Facilities Management.

 

 

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