Village of Channahon

    Road Closures, Evacuations and Flooding Updates


    UPDATED 4/20/2013 – 3:15 p.m.

    The following roads have reopened to traffic:

    McEvilly Rd. (at DuPage River)

    I-55 (both directions)

    Canal Street (south of Bridge St).

    Front St.

     

    UPDATED AT 4:15 p.m.

    The Dupage River in Channahon appears to be receding. Bridge Street is now open. Evacuated residents may return to their homes.  If your home is flooded or damaged, and you need shelter, please contact the Channahon Police at 815-467-2112.

    Areas of I-55, Front Street, Ford Road, West Frontage Road, Shepley Road, and Canal Road are still closed. Please use caution, standing water is present in many areas.

    Thank you to the many volunteers and patient motorists.

     

    UPDATED AT 3:45 p.m.

    The Bridges on Bridge Street have reopened, along with Blackberry Lane.

     

    UPDATED AT 12:00 p.m.

    The following evacuation centers have been established, if you need a place to go or are looking for someone who may have evacuated:

    • Three Rivers Library
    • Arrowhead Community Center
    • First Baptist Church

     

    UPDATED AT 11:30 a.m.

    Blackberry Lane has now been closed.

     

    UPDATED AT 9:30 a.m.

    Evacuation of homes along Canal St. south of the state park as well as Blackberry Ln. is underway.  There are signs of erosion at the dam in the Channahon State Park and we are evacuating those areas as a precaution.

     

    The following roads are closed:

    N/B & S/B I-55 between RT 6 and 80
    W Frontage – between Canal and Shepley
    Canal St., south of Bridge St.
    Front St.
    Tabler @ Cemetary
    Chanooka Lane, behind Three Rivers School
    Ford Rd. @ McEvilly Rd. near Du Page River
    Community Park closed
    Bridge St. between Canal and Blackberry

    The bridges at Route 6 and Blackberry are being monitored, but are still open at this time.


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