Flooding Impacts Midwest Retailers

Retailers in Iowa were trying to reroute deliveries around road closures last week after heavy rains prompted widespread flooding and closed several highways, including a stretch of Interstate 80.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Retailers in the state were trying to reroute deliveries around road closures last week after heavy rains prompted widespread flooding and closed several highways, including a stretch of Interstate 80. “That will obviously have an impact on our delivery, since I-80 is a main artery to our many stores in that part of the state and in Illinois,” said Chris Friesleben, a spokeswoman for Hy-Vee. “We will be able to route around the flood waters, of course, but it will obviously

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