Barriers in place to protect Cedar Rapids neighborhoods – Des Moines Register

Barriers in place to protect Cedar Rapids neighborhoods - Des Moines Register

Cedar River expected to reach 18.5 feet Monday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Roads are closed and barriers are up to prepare for the crest in Cedar Rapids.

The Cedar River is expected to reach 18.5 feet Monday. That is still below 2016 when the river crested at just below 22 feet.

You can monitor in real time where the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids and all other rivers and cities in Iowa are currently measured, and see how the forecasts adjust over time.

City officials are taking precautions including putting up sand-filled Hesco barriers in the low-lying areas along the west side of the river.

Crews also plugged storm drains and manholes in the Time Check Czech Village and Kingston Village neighborhoods.

The city also closed off its storm sewer system. That will stop river water from backing up and flooding streets and buildings.

Outside of these measures, city leaders said flooding is not expected to impact houses and businesses. They are also reminding people not to drive through standing water.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Cedar Rapids Police are looking for three suspects they say stole more than $800 worth of baby food.

CRPD posted two security photos on their Facebook page, saying the theft happened on March 3 at the Oakland Road Hy-Vee.

Anyone who can identify people in the photo should call Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5409 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME (272-7463) or text CRIMES (274637) and in the message/subject, type 5227 and your tip. You can continue to trade information with an investigator. Text STOP to opt out at any time. Please reference March 3rd HyVee theft.

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