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Heavy rain causes sewer overflows in Dubuque

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Heavy rain overnight has caused sanitary sewer overflows in Dubuque in eastern Iowa.

City officials say Dubuque Public Works staff discovered three overflowing manholes in central Dubuque around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The overflows were eliminated with an hour, officials said.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is cautioning people to keep children and pets away from the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Dubuque, Buchanan and Delaware counties in northeastern Iowa until midnight Sunday after up to 8 inches of rain fell in parts of the area Friday into Saturday.

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