Stretch of Main St. Closed; Sandbaggers No Longer Needed as of 3 pm

If you haven’t been through downtown Burlington today(Weds), Main Street is now closed from Valley to Division until further notice.

As the river continues its gradual rise, city crews need to put up more flood protection and the railroad is raising the tracks on both sides of the intersection. In addition, Front Street will be one lane, with only local traffic allowed…and Public Works Director Steve Hoambrecker says it’ll help his men greatly if the sight-seeing is done from afar.


At the same time, Hoambrecker announced that sandbagging operations are ending this(Wed) afternoon and he gave a big “Thank You,” to all who’ve helped.