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Minor flooding possible as snow melt continues

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

DES MOINES - After a week of snowfall, icy roads and threats of flooding, weather in much of the state is returning to normal.

Meteorologist Craig Cogil with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says no additional rain or unusually warm temperatures are expected this week, giving Iowa a reprieve from weather that has caused travel problems and minor flooding.

Cogil says the threat of ice jams in rivers remains, which could cause more flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, flood warnings remain in effect for the Chariton River at Chariton; the Raccoon River in Des Moines; the Iowa River at Wapello and Marengo; the English River at Kalona; the Mississippi River at Gregory Landing; and the North Skunk River near Sigourney.

Cogil says the only threat for snowfall is on New Year's Day.

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