Flooding seems to be in a holding pattern in Marshall County as the Iowa River crested Monday at a new record at nearly 22 (21.84) feet. Marshalltown is still surrounded by flood waters from the Iowa River and access from the north is limited.
Three of the major roads from Marshalltown to the north remain under water: Highway 14 to the north, Highway 330 to the northwest and Main Street Road, to the east. All cross the Iowa River. North Center Street Road to the north reopened yesterday morning. US Highway 30 between LeGrand and Tama is open to traffic.
Yesterday workers pumped water from the median using firetrucks to keep the road open. Marshalltown has received nearly 7 inches of water since last Friday, 13.68 in May, 10 inches above normal. Residents here hope for no more rain, as many homes have water in their basements.
Governor Brandstad yesterday issued a Disaster Proclamation for 13 counties that includes Marshall.
By Lance Renaud, KFJB, Marshalltown