HAMBURG, Iowa - The Iowa and Missouri departments of transportation have now officially closed Interstate 29 from Exit 10 (Iowa 2) in Iowa to the U.S. 136 interchange (Exit 110) near Rock Port, Mo.
This is expected to be a long-term interstate closure, the agencies said.
The Missouri Department of Transportation, meanwhile, said there is a "significant backup" of traffic at the Brownville Bridge across the Missouri River on U.S. 136 due to the closure of I-29.
Drivers should expect delays of 30 minutes or more, the agency said Wednesday night.
The Brownville Bridge has been narrowed to one lane while repairs were being done, which has significantly impacted traffic. MoDOT said it is working with contractors to reopen the bridge to two-lane traffic as quickly as possible, but that may take a day or more.
For current updates on road conditions – 24 hours a day, visit www.511ia.org or call 511.
For traveler assistance, call the Iowa DOT's flood information call center 866-452-8510 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.