City asking for help with traffic control in flood-threatened zones

Volunteers bag sand outside of the NewBo Market in the NewBo district in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Volunteers bag sand outside of the NewBo Market in the NewBo district in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

The City of Cedar Rapids is putting out a call for assistance to help keep congestion at a minimum as volunteers work to prepare the area for flooding.

The press release reads:

We need assistance with traffic control — both pedestrian and vehicle. We need the public to stay out of impacted areas unless they are assisting someone. We are dealing with a lot of traffic from individuals who are curious and want to get a first-hand look, but it’s impeding flood preparation efforts. We appreciate the assistance spreading this message.

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