The City of Waterloo has closed Fletcher Avenue from University Avenue to Highway 63 due to flooding of Black Hawk Creek.
The public is urged to obey all road-closed signs as they are posted.
The following bridges will begin opening on Monday:
11th Street Bridge
Westfield Avenue Bridge
18th Avenue Bridge
The East 4th, 5th, 6th Street bridges, Conger Avenue, and Highway 63 bridges have remained open during the flood.
The Downtown Railroad Bridge and Park Avenue Bridge will remain closed for the time being.
If you have emergency sewer related questions/concerns please call 319-291-4553. For emergency street closure or sandbagging related questions/concerns please call 319-291-4267.
Don’t drive or walk through flood water and please stay away from the river at this time.
Citizens affected by the flood may pick up clean up kits with items like bleach and mops in Cedar Falls at The Living Water Church of the Nazarene (1210 West Lone Tree Rd) and at Fire Station #1 in Waterloo (425 E. 3rd Street.). For individuals that are seeking assistance with flood clean up please contact Operation Threshold at 319-291-2065.
Flood damaged items can be disposed of at the National Cattle Congress at 257 Ansborough Avenue. Residents name and address will be required to drop items off. The site will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. starting Tuesday, September 27, 2016 until Sunday, October 9, 2016. Clean sandbags that have not been used can be dropped off at 1314 Blackhawk Street in the fenced in area. All other sandbags will need to be disposed of at the normal fee at the Blackhawk County landfill The only free drop off site is at the Cattle Congress.
The City of Waterloo Public Works Department will be picking up sandbags—curbside only—Wednesday, September 28th through Friday, October 7th. If residents are missed during this pick-up time, please call Public Works at 291-4267.
The City will continue to monitor and provide updates as more information becomes available.
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