The traffic flow on I-380 was heavier than normal this morning. It was expected given many other routes over the Cedar River are closed due to rising flood waters. However, motorists are now being urged to follow some new guidelines.

Drivers are to avoid the inside left lane closest to the median through the city limits. That lane is going to be restricted for emergency vehicles and first responders. Police are also urging motorists to drive with extreme care on the interstate as the traffic flow will be higher this week due to road closures.