Authorities today closed Bartlett Road between Amherst and Wilcox drives and Munger Road between Forest Preserve Drive and Stearns Road because of "long-term" flooding in the area, Hanover Township Emergency Services Lt. James Dexter said.
The village of Bartlett also reported numerous homes have flooded basements, Dexter said.
Crews this morning monitored Schick Road outside of Bartlett High School, where flooding resulted in the road shutting down to one lane. Water receded by the late morning, but Dexter foresees it being a problem again in the afternoon when school dismisses.
According to the village of Bartlett website, as of 1 p.m. Schick Road was barricaded and closed from Petersdorf Road to South Bartlett Road. Other roads that are barricaded and closed include the areas near Taylor and Crest Avenues; Tatge and Morse Avenues; and Morse Avenue from Marion Avenue to Chase Avenue.
Crews also are keeping an eye on bodies of water throughout Hanover Township, such as Beaver Pond near the intersection of Stearns and Sutton roads.
"We're just seeing the water levels continuing to rise," Dexter said. "There doesn't appear to be much runoff going on. There is no natural abatement for the water. It's just overtaking those areas."
Township residents looking for help in getting a basement pumped can call the township duty officer at (630) 532-7713. Sand and sandbags are available for residents in the parking lot of village hall, 228 S. Main St.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.