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Otis Road reopens, ending all road closures due to flooding

Cedar Rapids city workers place sandbags around the base of a concrete culvert that was placed over a sewer drain at the intersection of First St. NW and I Avenue NW in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids city workers place sandbags around the base of a concrete culvert that was placed over a sewer drain at the intersection of First St. NW and I Avenue NW in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

The City of Cedar Rapids has issued a release stating that Otis Road has been reopened.

This is the final road closure that was in place due to the impending flooding and rising Cedar River water levels over the last two weeks.

In addition, Jones Golf Course is set to reopen on Monday, September 17. The course has been closed since September 4. The course will begin with reopening the clubhouse and front nine holes, while the back nine will remain closed until further notice.

The Cedar River ended it’s rise below major flood stage, which is 16 feet.

A previous forecast had the river cresting near 18 feet, but was reduced late last week.

The river has returned to a level of 8.6 feet, which is below action stage.

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