August 11, 2010 2:35 PM, EDT

Flooding Closes I-35 in Iowa

Interstate 35 was closed near Ames, Iowa, Wednesday afternoon due to flash flooding, the Des Moines Register reported.

A number of other state highways, county roads and city streets are closed as well, the Register said, citing the Iowa Department of Transportation.

I-35 is closed between Iowa route 210 and U.S. route 30 due to the floods, the Register reported.

IDOT officials urged motorists to avoid water-covered roadways.