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Article updated: 4/18/2013 12:21 PM

Wheeling opens emergency shelter

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Wheeling has opened a temporary shelter for residents who need to relocate because the flooding, village officials said.

The shelter is at the Wheeling Park District Recreation Center, 3 Community Blvd., said Village Manager Jon Sfondilis.

As of 10:30 a.m. road closures in Wheeling included:

Wolf Road between Dundee Road and Manchester

Highland Avenue from Wille to Wolf Road

Lakeview Drive from Springview Court to Chippewa

Industrial Lane at Milwaukee Avenue.

Wheeling has activated its Emergency Operating Plan, Sfondilis said in an email, and crews are responding to localized areas of standing water and flooding.

In anticipation of the storm, Sfondilis said the village drained retention basins and cleared basins of debris to try to alleviate the water flow as best as possible.

Sandbags are available to residents by Public Works crews on request. Residents may contact Public Works at (847) 279-6900.

Wheeling received more than five inches of rain Thursday morning, Sfondilis said.

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