TRAVEL IMPACT: Portion of U.S. 52 closed by flooding; record daily rainfall in Dubuque

A series of storms overnight produced heavy rains and strong winds in the tri-state area. U.S. 52 in the Sageville area of Dubuque County is closed this morning because of flash flooding in the area.

SAGEVILLE, Iowa -- U.S. 52 in the Sageville area of Dubuque County reopened this afternoon after flash flooding in the area closed it earlier in the day.

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports the roadway closed at about 6:10 a.m. because of water over the roadway near Heritage Pond. 

The highway originally closed at about 1 a.m. because of flooding, according to the National Weather Service. The highway briefly reopened around 4 a.m.

A series of storms produced heavy rains and strong winds in the tri-state area overnight.

Dubuque set a daily rainfall record for Sept. 11, with 1.98 inches at Dubuque Regional Airport, according to the weather service. The previous mark for Sept. 11 was 1.66 inches, set in 1879.

A trained spotter reported an overnight storm total of 3.58 inches of rain in the Dubuque area, boosting the monthly rainfall total to 5.94 inches in the area, according to the weather service.

The storm produced a 43-mph wind gust near Stockton, Ill., according to the weather service.

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