The United States Coast Guard has restricted traffic on an upper potion of the Mississippi River just north of the St. Louis Harbor, Monday.
Lindbergh remains closed from Natural Bridge to Missouri Bottom Road.
Mississippi River to crest in Grafton Monday, Alton Tuesday.
Roads in Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, and Randolph Counties affected.
“When the prediction came to us in April, we built a wall with excess room at the top beyond what they suggested where the level might be,” Clarksville Mayor Jo Ann Smiley says.
At noon Thursday the Mississippi at St. Louis was 28.1 ft., less than two feet below the 30 ft. flood stage. By Saturday morning the river is expected to rise near 32.5 ft.
The National Weather Service is expecting the Mississippi at St. Louis to rise higher and crest a day later.
Ten inches of water on some roads.
Quinn’s office said Thursday that the governor is asking President Barack Obama to declare 11 counties major disaster areas.
At this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.