Flooding forces road closures in Muscatine, Iowa.

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MUSCATINE, Ia (KWQC) - The rising Mississippi River has forced city crews in Muscatine to close two blocks of Mississippi Drive to traffic as a precaution.
The river is currently at 20.16 feet and is expected to rise before it hits a projected crest of 20.6 feet on Sunday. Major flood stage is 20 feet.
According to the city, water began to cover Mississippi Drive at the Walnut Street intersection Thursday night and should continue to go up over the next 48 hours.
"This is a precautionary measure as we continue to observe how the reconstructed Mississippi Drive fairs under these conditions,” Brian Stineman, Public Works Director, said. β€œIt is probably safe to say that this closure will last at least a week while the river slowly falls over the next 10 days.”
City crews will also be installing the flood barrier at the intersection of Mississippi Drive and Mulberry Avenue later Friday.
The City has already closed Riverside Park as flood waters have reached the railroad roadbed at some points and closed the flood gate on 2nd Street at Mad Creek on Tuesday (Oct. 9).
For more information, visit Flood Resources on the Public Works page on the City of Muscatine web site.