The City of Waterloo has closed Fletcher Avenue from University Avenue to Highway 63 due to flooding of Black Hawk Creek. The public is urged to obey all road-closed signs as they are posted.

The following bridges will be closed after 10 a.m. this morning:

  • East 6th and West 6th Railroad Bridge
  • 11th Street Bridge
  • Park Avenue Bridge
  • Westfield Avenue Bridge

The East 4th, 5th, 6th Street bridges, Conger Avenue, Highway 63, and 18th Avenue bridges are remaining open at this time.

Due to the projected Cedar River elevations, the City of Waterloo has activated our flood protection program. This will entail closing several flood control gates on the storm sewer system and activating the associated storm water lift stations and installing the flood walls along the Cedar River.

This will also prohibit river water from backing up into the storm sewer system and having the pumps activated and ready to pump collected storm water back into the Cedar River. The storm sewer gates will re-open once the Cedar River drops to a safe elevation.

Citizens whose properties are located in a floodplain area are encouraged to take precaution. Sand bags are available in moderation at the Public Works Building located at 625 Glenwood Avenue and at the DOT location on Ridgeway Avenue.

Don’t drive through flood water. Turn around, don’t drown.

At this time garbage routes will be picked up as usual.

The City will continue to monitor and provide updates as more information on potential closures becomes available.