City of Moline to open River Drive July 5


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Posted Online: July 05, 2013, 11:36 am
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Press release submitted by city of Moline


City of Moline to Open River Drive Today as Flood Waters Recede

At 3:00 p.m. today the city of Moline Public Works Department will open River Drive.

River Drive has been closed from 23rd Street to 55th Street in Moline due to flood waters since June 27th.

Public Works crews are actively cleaning and removing debris from River Drive and the Ben Butterworth Parkway for the 3:00 p.m. opening.

















 



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