With over 2.5 inches of rainfall since yesterday, 10 Public Works crew members will continue to work into the evening to handle any additional road closures due to flooding. The City will continue to update the Emergency Road Closure map until midnight. Currently, Columbia St. & Julian St. are closed at Prairie Ave, as well as 5th Ave at Mill St.
With temperatures expected to drop below freezing, overnight crews will begin salting roadways and train platforms in preparation for the early morning rush hour. Residents should expect roads to be slick during their commute Wednesday morning and be aware of the potential for black ice. Drivers should use extreme caution and allow extra time to reach their destination tomorrow morning.
Flooded roadways and basements can be reported to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.