Flooding leaves messy Monday commute for Des Plaines drivers

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It’s going to be a tough commute for people in the northwest suburbs today.

Flood waters are still causing trouble along several roadways.

Portions of River Road in Des Plaines is still covered in water.

The water is starting to recede, but several roads won’t be open for today’s commute.

That includes a number of arterial streets and roads that lead into River Rd.

That includes:

  • Oakton between and River Rd and Lee St
  • Golf Rd between River Rd and East River Rd
  • River Road between Golf and Perry
  • River Road between miner and Touhy
  • Central between River Rd and East River Rd
  • Algonquin Rd Between River Rd and Lee
  • Rand Rd between Golf and Dempster.

Drivers are urged to take alternate routes north and south through Mt. Prospect Rd, Elmhurst Rd and Wolf Rd.
You can also find other routes by taking East and West Dempster to Miner to Northwest Hwy, Touhy Av and Lee Street/Devon ave.

Des Plaines officials say parts of River Rd. may not be open until tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Des Plaines is blaming neighboring towns for the problems that followed last week’s flooding.

City officials claim Mt. Prospect and Prospect Heights filled a gap in levee 37.

That move may have violated their permit through the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois River Lakes and Streams Act.

Des Plaines Mayor and City Manager claim filling that gap increased flood and related hazards for the town.

City officials are calling on the two towns to clear the gap in the levee.

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