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More road closures due to flooding in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on June 16, 2015

Flooding has caused roads across the Illinois Valley to close.

Water Street in Peru is closed due to the flooding of the Illinois River. Barricades were set up Tuesday afternoon. Water Street Pub and Brandy’s are still open though, you can access them by using Putnam Street.

Dee Bennett Road between Utica and Ottawa is closed to traffic. In Ottawa, Canal Road from Old Chicago to Green Street is closed as is Green Street from Chapel Street to Canal Road.

In Bureau County, the Illinois 26 is closed from the Illinois 29 intersection to the Illinois River due to the Bureau Creek flooding its banks. The Interstate 180 northbound ramp onto 26 is also closed.

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