The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed the Illinois 3 truck bypass (Water Street) in Chester due to rising floodwaters from the Mississippi River.
According to a Friday afternoon release from IDOT, current hydrological forecasts indicate closure of state highways and ferries along the Mississippi River could continue. IDOT staff will continue to monitor water levels over the coming days, according to the release, and will provide updates as necessary.
Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes to avoid travel impacts from road closures.
For updates, check idot.illinois.gov/home/comm/emergency-road-closures or follow @IDOTDistrict8 on Twitter.
— The Southern