Updated 12;05pm 7/5/18
The Iowa Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 30 near Boone should not be affected by flooding now.
The D-O-T says water levels are lower than expected and new flood forecasts indicate the water will not overtop the roadway in the foreseeable future
The state agency had feared that Highway 30 between County Road R-18 and Iowa Highway 17 near Boone would be flooded beginning Thursday.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is preparing to close U.S. Highway 30 between Boone County Road R-18 and Iowa Highway 17 near Boone beginning Thursday, July 5 at 12:01 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 13th.
Flooding and repair work is expected will close that area of the highway through that time period.
Barricades will be in place and the road may be washed out below the water surface.
During this closure, traffic will be detoured using Boone County roads R-18, E-57 and Iowa 17.