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Thursday briefing: Deere workers go on strike, officer-involved shooting in Davenport, and first Afghan refugee arrives in Q-C

Thursday briefing: Deere workers go on strike, officer-involved shooting in Davenport, and first Afghan refugee arrives in Q-C

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Scattered showers are possible this morning. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

There's a 20% chance of showers before 8 a.m., today. It will be cloudy through mid-morning then gradually clear with a high near 69 degrees.


Tonight there's a 20% chance of showers after 4 a.m. Skies will be mostly clear with a low around 47 degrees.

Friday there's a 40% chance of showers after 10 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 59 degrees and a low around 42 degrees.

Another traffic pattern switch on I-74, other road work

Traffic shift

Tonight, weather permitting, a new traffic pattern will be installed on Illinois-bound I-74 in Bettendorf.

Traffic will be shifted to the completed lanes near the last Iowa exit (Exit 4). The off-ramp will remain open.

In early November, the plan is to open the new off-ramp to Grant Street in Bettendorf. The new Grant Street ramp will replace the old ramp at Kimberly Road.

• Government Bridge closure on Saturday

Arsenal bridge

The Government Bridge.

The Government Bridge across the Mississippi River will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, for bridge washing and sealing.

• Lane closure in Scott County

Northbound Y48 (110th Avenue) in Scott County will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, and Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The closure will be between U.S. 61 and Chapel Hill Road. A detour route will be signed on Chapel Hill and Utah Avenue.

The southbound lane of Y48 will remain open to traffic.

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