Mudslide hits college dorm

Iowa dorm mudslide

[lin_video src=×2&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366310857&height=400&page_count=5&pf_id=9623&show_title=1&va_id=4023096&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=400 div_id=videoplayer-1366310857 type=script]

IOWA CITY (KWWL) — Students living in the Mayflower residence hall on the University of Iowa campus woke up to a messy situation Thursday morning.

Overnight, mud slid into the parking lot located in the rear of the building.

“The mud was kind of a surprise when I came out, and there’s a big puddle of mud,” said student Mark Dorfman.

A residence hall coordinator says there are no reports of injuries.

“We’re trying to haul it out, and see what the situation is,” said Dave Ricketts, from University of Iowa Parking and Transportation.

The service road to enter the parking lot is blocked off because of the mud, and northbound lanes of Dubuque Street are also closed off due to standing water. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus