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FLOOD UPDATE: Cedar River crests in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Now that the Cedar River has crested in Cedar Rapids, residents are just waiting for the water to go down so things can return to normal. 

The National Weather Service says the river crested at 17.34 feet, 5.34 feet above flood stage, early Wednesday morning.

The rising water forced the city to close a number of roads, boat ramps and the Ellis Park Pool.

The city has announced that the Ellis Pool will reopen at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The boat ramps will remain closed until Noon on Friday, June 27.

The National Weather Service expects the river to fall below the 12 foot flood stage late Friday morning or early Friday afternoon.

There has been no word from the city on when they expect roads that were closed due to flooding or flood protection efforts to reopen.

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