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updated: 3/11/2013 1:33 PM

Flood warnings for Des Plaines, Fox, DuPage rivers

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  • Campground Road in Des Plaines closed along the Des Plaines Rriver.

       Campground Road in Des Plaines closed along the Des Plaines Rriver.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Campground Road in Des Plaines closed along the DesPlaines Rriver.

       Campground Road in Des Plaines closed along the DesPlaines Rriver.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Staff report

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the Des Plaines River in Lake and Cook counties, the Fox River in Kane and Kendall counties and the east branch of the DuPage River near Bolingbrook in Will County.

River levels continue to rise as a result rain and snowmelt in the last 48 hours, the service reports.

Motorists encountering flooded roadways should find alternate routes, the service urges.

The flood warnings are in effect until Wednesday evening.

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