Flood Warning for Sugar Creek at Milford

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN IL.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY

RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS HAS CAUSED RISES IN AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS.INCLUDING SUGAR CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO.

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648 AM CDT FRI APR 4 2014

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD.
* UNTIL SAT EVENING.
* AT 600 AM FRI THE STAGE WAS 19.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING & MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 19.3 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL THEN FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

Forecasters predict 1 and 3 inches of rain thru Friday

Public Works crews were cleaning up debris today in Bradley and Kankakee. It was debris washed up into some residential areas from the Winter.
Storm water blanketed some streets after the early-morning rain. Ponding was reported on several streets while the work crews cleared gutters and sewer covers.
In southeast sections of Iroquois County, Lovejoy, Fountain Creek, and the Milford areas reported some flooding. Additional rainfall thru Friday will keep river-watchers on alert.
Flood Advisories have been issued for Sugar Creek at Milford and the Kankakee River at Momence. The potential for flooding will be around thru the weekend.

The overnight rain did not cause any major road closures or flooding, but it could be only the initial soaking. The National Weather Service has forecast between 1 and 3 inches of rain by this evening, with some severe thunderstorms possible.

Flood Advisories in Effect….

.THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KANKAKEE RIVER.

KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE AFFECTING KANKAKEE COUNTY

.THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY

 

618 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE
UNTIL SUN MORNING.
* AT 545 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 3.7 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 4.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 4.7 FEET BY FRI EVENING.
* IMPACT.AT 5.0 FEET.SOME FLOODING BEGINS TO THE LOWEST AREAS ALONG THE RIVER.

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD
* UNTIL SUN AFTERNOON.
* AT 600 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 12.8 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 17.8 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

Snow Routes in effect, make way for snow plows

Sunday Update: March 2, 2014

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through midnight Sunday. Snowfall amounts will range from 4-7 inches. Blowing snow and decreased temps will also become a factor. Travel has become hazardous.

Area municipalities are advising citizens that emergency snow routes have been implemented. Vehicles will have to be removed from city/village streets to allow snow plows to clear routes.

Snow routes will be in effect at least through Monday.

Emergency routes will have priority. Motorists are warned to slow down and move over for all emergency vehicles.

Iroquois County routes pose flood worries >

Two roads in Iroquois County were closed to traffic Friday afternoon; several others are posted warning drivers of potential danger.

County Highway 41, coming out of Stockland, was closed due to flooding, according to Highway Engineer Joel Moore. The Cissna Park slab, west of Goodwine, was also a big safety concern.

Moore said the biggest worry is more freezing conditions and what could happen if the flood waters turn to ice.

At least seven other rural intersections are posted with ‘Warning” signs, letting drivers know about the flooding.

Run-off from farm fields was creating flooding on roads that don’t really pose flood concerns. Some of the marked sites improved Friday while others were created by new flooding. Motorists are urged to obey posted signs and seek another route.

Kempton Roads and Route 115 south of Roberts were also reported to be water and ice covered and very dangerous.