Travel has become difficult in Dubuque as many areas of the Key City are underwater after heavy overnight rains. The National Weather Service says that Dubuque has received more than ten inches of rain over the past 24 hours, with much of that rainfall coming in today’s early morning hours.
Street flooding has been reported across the northern sections of the city’s downtown area, especially along West Locust Street and near the Comiskey Park area. City officials are telling residents to be cautious while traveling, since city crews have run out of “Road Closed” barricades to put up on flooded streets. Things are just as bad in rural areas of Dubuque County, where road closures have been reported on U.S. Highways 151, 20, and 52.
There are unofficial reports of up to 13 inches of rainfall in the town of Epworth.
Bu Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls