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Flooding hits ISU campus

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Photo Courtesy: Arturo Fernandez, The Des Moines Register Photo Courtesy: Arturo Fernandez, The Des Moines Register

AMES (KWWL) -- Heavy rains in central Iowa overnight and the last couple of days have lead to flooding on the Iowa State University campus.

Football players spent Wednesday morning sandbagging the Jacobson Building, the headquarters for most of the Cyclone Athletic Department.

Staff and players also spent much of the morning moving equipment up to the second floor of the building.

Water has already made its way inside Hilton Coliseum.  According to WHO-TV, our affiliate in Des Moines, the basketball floor inside is floating.

The ISU Soccer Complex was already underwater Tuesday night, according to Iowa State officials.

Interstate 35 and U.S. 30 are both closed near Ames because of the flooding.

Authorities have said that flood levels from Squaw Creek and other rivers and streams could well exceed those of the 1993 floods that damaged Hilton Coliseum and the rest of the Iowa State Center.

Stay tuned to KWWL for updates throughout the day.  For more pictures and videos, you can also visit www.cyclones.com.

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