COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – The flooding is causing problems for motorists in southwestern Illinois, too.
IDOT’s Joe Monroe says Southbound 67 into Missouri was still closed, Sunday morning, “It appears they’ll have to pump or otherwise remove the water. Once it broke over the pavement, it is now trapped. Obviously, we had significant icing on the roadway, because water is basically stagnant.”
Monroe says IDOT will meet with MoDOT Monday afternoon on plans for Route 367.
Other problem areas are Alton and Grafton. While the flood water is receding, there was a significant mud slide in Grafton and remains unstable. Two nearby houses have been evacuated and Highway 100 remains closed.
“Can’t give a timeline on exactly when 100 through Grafton will reopen. Downstream, we are optimistic Mon or early Tuesday we would be able to reopen everything in alton, minus perhaps Alton’s flood wall, all of 100 up to Grafton, the intersection of Route 3 in Grafton,” Monroe tells KMOX.
Monroe says Illinois 143 in Wood River is still closed as the water has not dropped there. The flood gates along Route 3 in East Alton should be removed by midday Monday, but roadway repairs will be needed.
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