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Big Sioux River Floods Near Sioux City

(Sioux City) -- The Big Sioux River has crested near North Sioux City, South Dakota causing closure of I-29 from the McCook Lake Exit 4 north to the Vermillion Exit 26.  Severe flooding is taking place in Union County, South Dakota.  Sand bags and sand is available at 704 E. Rose Street in Elk Point.  Filled sand bags are available at the Dakota Valley Elementary School Parking Lot located at 1150 Northshore Drive at North Sioux City.  North Sioux City Police are reporting a traffic jam at North Shore Drive, and are advising motorists to stay clear of the area.  Riverside residents in Sioux City are also seeing flooding.  The city of Sioux City is asking for volunteers for sandbagging.  It's being staged at City Field Services on 18th Street down from Floyd Blvd and the railroad tracks at 1723 18th Street.  Sandbags are available for Riverside residents in Goldie Park, located at 1620 Goldie Avenue.  A shelter will open when necessary at West Middle School in Sioux City for those in need.  No time table has been set yet.

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