Flood Warning For Des Plaines River at Riverside; Local Flooding Possible in Other Areas

Watch for locally flooded roads associated with ice jams and melting snows. Last night the Dempster Street underpass at Milwaukee Avenue was flooded. Dempster Street is re-opened this morning.

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
756 AM CST SAT JAN 11 2014

…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS…

DES PLAINES RIVER AT RIVERSIDE AFFECTING COOK COUNTY

.LOCALIZED FLOODING WAS OCCURRING IN RIVERSIDE AS A RESULT OF
AN ICE JAM. WATER LEVELS CAN FLUCTUATE RAPIDLY DUE TO
ICE. ICE JAM FLOODING DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPACT ALL LOCATIONS
ALONG THE RIVER. RESIDENTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD REMAIN ALERT
FOR RAPID CHANGES IN WATER LEVELS DUE TO ICE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SAFETY MESSAGE…IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY…TURN AROUND AND
FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO.

756 AM CST SAT JAN 11 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE DES PLAINES RIVER AT RIVERSIDE DUE TO AN ICE JAM.
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* AT 645 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE LOCALIZED FLOODING IS
POSSIBLE.
* FORECAST…A COMBINATION OF RAIN AND SNOWMELT WAS RESULTING IN
ICE JAM FLOODING IN THE RIVERSIDE AREA. ICE JAM FLOODING IS VERY
LOCALIZED AND DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPACT ALL LOCATIONS ALONG THE RIVER.
RESIDENTS ALONG THE DES PLAINES RIVER IN RIVERSIDE SHOULD CONTINUE
TO MONITOR FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WATER LEVELS DUE TO ICE.


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