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Floodwater from the Mississippi River covers Illinois 3 just north of the Jackson-Randolph county line on Monday, April 1. The road was closing for more than two months, but receding floodwaters allowed the road to reopen Tuesday.

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.

— The Southern

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