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   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Alexander; Edwards; Franklin; Gallatin; Hamilton; Hardin; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Massac; Perry; Pope; Pulaski; Saline; Union; Wabash; Wayne; White; Williamson

...MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THIS
WEEKEND...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast
Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois,
Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin,
Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski,
Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne IL, White, and Williamson. In
western Kentucky, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and
McCracken. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape
Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry MO, Ripley,
Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through late Sunday night
* The Flood Watch remains in in effect for all of southeast
Missouri and southern Illinois, and also includes the bordering
western Kentucky counties. Numerous thunderstorms with very
heavy rain are expected to develop later this afternoon and
continue tonight. Some areas may see a break in the
precipitation Saturday into Saturday night, but will then see
more thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall move in from the
west late Saturday night and through the day Sunday. From 3 to 6
inches of rain could fall in the watch area by the time the
entire event is finished Sunday night. Locally higher amounts
are also possible where numerous thunderstorms repeat.
* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the smaller
rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis,
Black, and Current.
4/28/2017 12:09 PM (Updated 4/28/2017 2:39 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Bond; Calhoun; Clinton; Fayette; Greene; Jersey; Macoupin; Madison; Marion; Monroe; Montgomery; Randolph; St. Clair; Washington

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of Illinois and Missouri...including the following
counties...in Illinois...Bond IL...Calhoun IL...Clinton IL...
Fayette IL...Greene IL...Jersey IL...Macoupin IL...Madison
IL...Marion IL...Monroe IL...Montgomery IL...Randolph IL...
Saint Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri...Audrain MO...
Boone MO...Callaway MO...Cole MO...Crawford MO...Franklin MO...
Gasconade MO...Iron MO...Jefferson MO...Lincoln MO...Madison
MO...Moniteau MO...Montgomery MO...Osage MO...Pike MO...
Reynolds MO...Saint Charles MO...Saint Francois MO...Saint
Louis City MO...Saint Louis MO...Sainte Genevieve MO...Warren
MO and Washington MO.
* from this evening through late Sunday night
* Recent rainfall has set the stage for a significant flooding
event this weekend. A slow moving and potent storm system will
interact with a very moist airmass to produce heavy rainfall
over the weekend. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are likely
with locally higher amounts possible across southeastern
Missouri and southern Illinois.
* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas...and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Moderate to major flooding is also
possible on larger streams and rivers.
4/28/2017 4:39 AM (Updated 4/28/2017 2:39 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Champaign; Christian; Clark; Clay; Coles; Crawford; Cumberland; De Witt; Douglas; Edgar; Effingham; Jasper; Lawrence; Logan; Macon; McLean; Menard; Moultrie; Piatt; Richland; Sangamon; Shelby; Vermilion

...PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and
southeast Illinois, including the following areas, in central
Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon, McLean, Menard,
Piatt, Sangamon, and Shelby. In east central Illinois,
Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie,
and Vermilion. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford,
Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Monday morning
* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected over the weekend. By
Monday morning, a large area of 4 to 5 inches of rain is
expected between the Illinois River and I-57, with locally
heavier amounts around 6 inches between I-55 and I-57. Between
the I-57 corridor and the Indiana border, 3.5 to 4 inches are
expected. At the current time...the heaviest rain is expected
Saturday afternoon into early Sunday.
* In addition to potential flooding of streets and roads in
flood prone areas, area rivers and streams are also likely to
experience flooding. This would persist for several days after
the rain ends.
4/28/2017 9:54 AM (Updated 4/28/2017 2:39 PM)

Ontario Canada   Full Highway 401 Closure for Demolition of the Highway 40 Underpass, Ontario, Canada

The eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 401 from Bloomfield Road to Kent Bridge Road will be fully closed to traffic from Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm until Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 am for the demolition of the Highway 40 underpass.  

Highway 401 traffic will be rerouted via Bloomfield Road, Park Avenue, Highway 40, Longwoods Road and Kent Bridge Road with OPP and Chatham-Kent Police assistance at intersections.  Traffic delays are expected while the detour is in effect. 

Ontario website for details.

4/24/2017 8:16 PM (Updated 4/24/2017 8:37 PM)

   Indiana - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: La Porte; St. Joseph; Starke

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Indiana and
southwest Michigan, including the following areas, in northern
Indiana, La Porte, St. Joseph IN, and Starke. In southwest
Michigan, Berrien and Cass MI.
* From Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.
* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected Saturday afternoon
through Sunday night. Two to four inches of rain are forecast
during this time, with localized heavier totals possible.
* In addition to potential flooding of streets and roads in
flood prone areas, area rivers and streams are also likely to
experience flooding. This would persist for several days after
the rain ends.
4/28/2017 2:39 PM (Updated 4/28/2017 2:39 PM)

   Michigan - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Berrien; Cass

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Indiana and
southwest Michigan, including the following areas, in northern
Indiana, La Porte, St. Joseph IN, and Starke. In southwest
Michigan, Berrien and Cass MI.
* From Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.
* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected Saturday afternoon
through Sunday night. Two to four inches of rain are forecast
during this time, with localized heavier totals possible.
* In addition to potential flooding of streets and roads in
flood prone areas, area rivers and streams are also likely to
experience flooding. This would persist for several days after
the rain ends.
4/28/2017 2:39 PM (Updated 4/28/2017 2:39 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the Interstate ramp from Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88 near Rochelle will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. William Charles Construction Company is the contractor for the $896,692 project to reconstruct portions of the ramp.

The ramp will be closed during the improvement to allow for removal and replacement of the ramp pavement. Southbound I-39 traffic that wants to go westbound on I-88 should follow the detour signing directing them through the interchange.

Drivers should slow down for the construction zone and be alert for the additional traffic that will be using the inter loop ramps at the interchange for the detour route. The project is scheduled to be completed and the ramp opened by the end of June.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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4/10/2017 10:21 AM (Updated 4/17/2017 5:44 PM)
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