Due to flood clean-up, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling Division will delay the start of our 2016 Fall Loose Leaf Vacuum Collection program. Instead of starting on Oct. 3, as originally planned, leaf vacuum collection will begin on Oct. 10, with collection starting in the northwest and northeast quadrants.
The Cedar River level dropped below major flood stage, or 16 feet, at approximately 7 a.m. today. The curfew for those in the evacuation areas has been lifted and businesses and residents will have access to their properties for flood-recovery at Noon today. The area will open to the general public on Saturday.
The Cedar Rapids Building Services Division will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. Staff will be available at City Services Center (500 15th Ave. SW) to answer any questions citizens have about re-entering their homes and businesses.