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UPDATE: High water forcing closure of Cedar Rapids road

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The City of Cedar Rapids says the portion of Otis Road SE closed since Friday night due to the rising Cedar River will be closed one more day than expected.

The city closed Otis Road SE from the Cargill Plant to Prairie Hatchery Park at 9 p.m. Friday.

They expected it to reopen Monday, but now say it will remain closed until Tuesday because of expected rain Monday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids crested at 10.3 feet on Sunday and is currently and 10.12 feet. It is expected fall to around 9 feet by Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 12 feet.

 

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