Extended highway closures expected in western Iowa due to rain

Overnight rain will likely extend interstate road closures in western Iowa.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - I-29 remains closed in both directions between Council Bluffs near Omaha and I-680 to the north. A stretch of I-680 is also closed from I-29 to the Nebraska state line.

The Missouri River rose roughly six inches Sunday morning because of heavy rain overnight. No rain is expected though Monday night.

High water should drop to the point where the closed highways start to clear by Tuesday night or Wednesday.

However, a flash flood warning remains in effect for the Council Bluffs area through 1 p.m. Friday.

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