Duff closed again

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  1. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    Duff ave has been closed in both directions again this afternoon due to flooding. It will only be a matter of time before you can't get through ames again.

    Here is a site that will allow you to see what roads are closed in the state of iowa.

    Iowa Department of Transportation Traveler Information
     
  2. clone2011

    clone2011 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if the Rec is open?
     
  3. Cardinal&Gold11

    Cardinal&Gold11 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think that it flooded anywhere. It doesn't say that duff is closed
     
  4. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    Duff is still open; I can see the cars from my office window.
     
  5. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but according to the DOT US 69 is closed between US 30 and South 5th street until around 7 pm tonight. So unless I can't read or the DOT is off their rockers, Duff avenue is closed.
     
  6. Mr Janny

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    well, it's open right now. I work right off of south duff, and it's definitely not closed.
     
  7. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    If you are there, I can't argue with that. I'm just going off the internet and want to make sure that I don't get caught out side of ames if 30 were to close.
     
  8. Cydar

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    Or maybe you're actually Moses and you parted the waters on Duff. :wink:

    I just came up Duff from South 17th to Lincoln Way about 20 minutes ago. No problems
     
  9. Angie

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    There's always the possibility that maybe the water's getting close, and they're planning on closing it? I work on S. Duff, too, but haven't made it north at all.
     
  10. pyrocyz

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    so now that I look at the map again, the road closure is gone. Stupid internet...I quit
     
  11. Mr Janny

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    they may be projecting that it will close. When it flooded a week ago, it was about this time when the water started to really rise, so maybe they're just taking a precaution.
     
  12. clones_jer

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    S 5th st is WAY up by Main street ... so that would mean closed all the way from 30 to the power plant ...

    seems like a heck of a stretch of road.
     
  13. wartknight

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    I don't see anywhere on that site that says its closed. I pay pretty close attention to it since my daughter's babysitter is by the mall.
     
  14. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    South 5th is the road between Walmart and target...with the bowling alley on the corner.
     
  15. theshadow

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    South 5th is by the bowling alley. "Regular" 5th is by Main Street.

    None of the Ames rivers are anywhere near the level they were last week, and are not forecasted to be.
     
  16. Ms3r4ISU

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    Forgot to add my comment: guess the city doesn't know it's Friday.
     
  18. Cardinal&Gold11

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    The rivers are not anywhere close to the levels they were at during the flood. I don't expect any flooding today
     
  19. CYdTracked

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    S 5th is not WAY up by main, it's the same street The Fox bar is on and the boys and girls club which is in a low lying area. I used to live on that street in college and it's probably near a mile south of main. Ames would be in big trouble if the water got clear up to main!
     
  20. clone2011

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    Just to clarify, "5th St" is by Main. "SW 5th St" is by the WalMart and Target. Look it up on Google Maps.

    There's a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 16th st south of Lincoln Way, all have the prefix "South" in front of them. The numbered streets north of Lincoln Way are simply 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc., without the prefix.
     

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