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Some roads reopen as Cedar River continues to recede in Cedar Rapids

Downtown Cedar Rapids is seen across the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Sep. 24, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Downtown Cedar Rapids is seen across the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Sep. 24, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Some roads are reopening in Cedar Rapids as the Cedar River has receded below major flood stage.

As of 2:00 p.m. the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids was measured at 15.49 feet, a half foot below major flood level.

Some roads that have been closed for flooding are beginning to reopen, while others will remain closed as flood waters continue to recede.

According to a Cedar Rapids media release, Ellis Blvd NW between Ellis Lane and 18th Street has recently reopened, and motorists are being asked to slow down and give crews room to safely remove barricades.

The updated list of open and closed roads includes...

Open:

(New) Ellis Blvd NW between Ellis Lane and 18th Street

C Street SW lane restored at Tait Cummins Park

Edgewood Road NW lane restored between Ellis Rd and Glass Road

1st Street NW between I Avenue and O Avenue

Ely Rd SW between C Street and Old River Road

Currently Closed:

1st Street NW between O Avenue and Penn Avenue

Penn Ave NW between O Avenue and Ellis Blvd

A Street SW between 17th Avenue and the Compost Facility

Ellis Rd NW, between Edgewood Road and Covington Road

Old River Road SW between Ely Road to Big Bend Road

Otis Road SE between Cargill to Fish Hatchery

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