It’s still slow going in areas of eastern Iowa as the floodwaters of the Mississippi River are taking their time in receding. Iowa Department of Transportation spokeswoman Dena Gray-Fisher says rain in the area hasn’t helped.Some roads were re-opened, but had to be closed again after the water came back up following the rain. Gray-Fisher says there are eight roads closed due to flooding in eastern Iowa. She says once the water goes down for good, they’ll inspect them for damage. Gray-Fisher says it’s too early to tell how much damage the roads may’ve suffered. She says the D-O-T has some money set aside for repairs, but may have to seek federal funds if the roads are severely damaged.The City of Davenport has begun spraying off some streets and picking up sandbags as the floodwater recedes. Public Works Director Dee Breummer says the water’s only dropping a tenth-of-a-foot each day.Breummer says at this rate, the water won’t go all the way down until May 21st. If you’d like some slightly used sandbags, Davenport officials are offering them up for sale at 25 cents each. Volunteers and city workers filled over 400-thousand sandbags to build a levee to hold back the Mississippi.
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