Route 41 reopened in Lake Bluff after flooding

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Many of the northern suburbs continue to dry out this morning, as flood waters slowly recede.

Route 41 near Route 176  in Lake Bluff was reopened in both directions just before 7 a.m.

The area was shut down to all traffic early Tuesday morning after flood waters cut off residents and several businesses.

Lake Bluff received more than four inches of rain Monday evening.

Residents across the area are cleaning up from sewer backups and flooding.

Dan Roger, of Lake Bluff, says the toilet and shower in his basement started to back-up just twenty minutes after the rain began falling.

Several inches of sewer water filled his basement, which is decorated with Blackhawks paraphernalia.

Rogers estimates he suffered $10,000 – $15,000 in damages.

Lake Bluff schools were closed Tuesday due to the flooded.

The school district closed schools after they determined buses could not safely transport students to school due to standing water on many roads.

The schools are expected to be open Wednesday.

A flood warning is still in effect for areas along the Des Plaines River in Lake County and in Des Plaines.

The river is expected to crest Wednesday morning.



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