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Mullan Avenue underpass fills with water

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Traffic was diverted Saturday near the Mullan Avenue underpass when water started to fill the low-lying area around 1:00 p.m.

According to Iowa Department of Transportation workers, the pumps used to move the water from the road quit working when a squirrel got into a transformer and shorted out the power.

It didn't take long for the water to start covering the road and create a mess for drivers.

But, DOT workers fixed the power, and traffic should reopen.

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