Summit Street between Court and Bowery streets has reopened after crews were able to clean downed power lines and trees caused by the Aug. 10 storm. 

Some major roads, as well as side streets, remain closed due to storm debris: 

  • Muscatine Avenue closed between Dearborn Street and Seventh Avenue
  • Dodge Street closed between Burlington and Bowery streets

Some areas may take days to clear due to the large amount of damage, with multiple trees being caught in power lines. The City is not able to clear them until MidAmerican Energy can ensure that the area is safe for cleanup crews. 

MidAmerican has restored power to many in Iowa City over the past 24 hours, but as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, an estimated 5,000 customers remain without power.

More information about power outages can be found at MidAmerican's Outage Watch webpage

Residents are urged to continue to practice COVID-19 procedures such as wearing face coverings and maintaining social distance at all times during the storm cleanup process. 

Please stay away from downed power lines and storm damage, as these areas are unsafe for vehicular and pedestrian travel. 

The latest update-to-date information about Iowa City storm recovery can be found at

Date of publication

Thursday, August 13, 2020