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Row, Row, Row Your Boat When Your Road is Under Water

Tanya Koonce
Peoria Public Radio

Some roads in the region nearest the Illinois River are closed or impassable.


In the Rome Area: about 6 blocks of Riverbeach Road is underwater. The 14100 block to the 14700 block is impassible as well as Front Street between Washington and Knox.


Chillicothe Township Supervisor Mike Ratcliff says parts of Portage, Lakeview, North and River Lane are also underwater. That includes:


Portage: between High and Proctor


Lakeview: between Proctor and North,


North: between 2nd and Lakeview


River Lane: between Sunset and Beach


As is the annual ritual of the Illinois River Valley, those roads that are prone to being submerged likely are. The river is expected to crests at more than 25 feet.