Dubuque family finds new way to get to work after flood

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — The rain and warmer temperatures closed several roads in Dubuque yesterday due to flooding and one family had to get creative to get around the flood water.

The Pelegrin family found out their road had turned into a small lake. The only road they had to get from their home to highway 52 became impassable. They still had to get to work, so they figured out a new way to get there.

“So coming home from work last night to our surprise we had this beautiful lake to get across. My husband just waded through, got our canoe and we’ve been taking turns just getting back and forth to work.”

Liz Pelegrin says you have to have a sense of humor when things like this happen, and they are certainly doing just that.

Pelegrin says this is not the first time their road has flooded. She says the last time this happened it was even worse.

“Back in October we experienced the same thing, but actually our entire driveway was submerged so we’re doing fairly better this year. We’re getting better at it.”

Their road is now clear as of this morning, so it does not look like they will need to canoe to work again today.

Other areas including Sageville road and parts of Highway 52 are now re-opened this morning as well. Rupp Hollow Road, however is still closed due to the flooding of Heritage Pond.

Cori Hanna

Cori Hanna

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