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Floodwater from the Mississippi River covers Illinois 3 just north of the Jackson-Randolph county line on Monday, April 1. 

After being closed more than two months, a portion of Illinois 3 in Randolph and Jackson counties is now open.

Illinois Department of Transportation on May 2 closed Illinois 3 at the Jackson-Randolph county line near the Cora Levee, from Illinois 151 to Chester, because of flooding on the Mississippi River. The water has receded enough to allow that portion of Illinois 3 to reopen as of noon Tuesday, according to a news release from IDOT.

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