IL Route 3 at the Cora Levee closed due to high water

Flooding in the Heartland 4 p.m. updates 5/2

JACKSON/RANDOLPH COUNTIES, IL (KFVS) - Illinois 3 at the Cora Levee closed on Thursday, May 2 due to high water around 8:44 a.m.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, it will be closed between IL 151 and Chester, Ill. at the Jackson/Randolph County line. The closure is due to high water from Mississippi River flooding.

ROAD CLOSING: IL Route 3 at the Cora Levee is closed due to high water http://bit.ly/2J9Qad1

Posted by KFVS-TV on Thursday, May 2, 2019
IL Rte 3 was closed at 8:45 a.m. (Source: KFVS)
IL Rte 3 was closed at 8:45 a.m. (Source: KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote)

Warning and detour signs will be installed to alert drivers of the closure and detour route.

The road will stay closed until flood waters recede from the area.

IL Rte 3 was closed at 8:45 a.m. (Source: KFVS)
IL Rte 3 was closed at 8:45 a.m. (Source: KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote)

Drivers are advised to use a marked detour.

Under no conditions should drivers try to drive through the flood waters because their vehicle could be swept away.

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