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Article updated: 4/19/2013 1:17 PM

Flooding closes Rawson Bridge Road near Cary

Sandbags are in place trying to keep rising Fox River waters at bay along Rawson Bridge Road near Cary Friday morning. Authorities closed the street Thursday night due to flooding.

Sandbags are in place trying to keep rising Fox River waters at bay along Rawson Bridge Road near Cary Friday morning. Authorities closed the street Thursday night due to flooding.

 

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Eric Chesler, left, of the Nunda Township Highway Department and Greg Tricker, a volunteer, deliver sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.

Eric Chesler, left, of the Nunda Township Highway Department and Greg Tricker, a volunteer, deliver sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.

 

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Paul Krueger fills sandbags at his Rawson Bridge Road home in Nunda Township near Cary Friday morning. Rising Fox River waters has closed the road that crosses over the Fox River.

Paul Krueger fills sandbags at his Rawson Bridge Road home in Nunda Township near Cary Friday morning. Rising Fox River waters has closed the road that crosses over the Fox River.

 

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Greg Tricker, a volunteer with the Nunda Township Highway Department, delivers sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.

Greg Tricker, a volunteer with the Nunda Township Highway Department, delivers sandbags to homeowners on Rawson Bridge Road along the Fox River Friday morning.

 

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Rawson Bridge Road just west of Roberts Road near Cary has been closed due to rising Fox River waters.

Rawson Bridge Road just west of Roberts Road near Cary has been closed due to rising Fox River waters.

 

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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Thursday's late night flooding of the Fox River near Cary has resulted in Friday's continued closure of Rawson Bridge Road in unincorporated McHenry County near the village.

Most of Rawson Bridge Road is in the Cary Fire Protection District, while the Wauconda Fire Protection District covers a small portion.

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The road passes over the Fox River.

"(The river) just went over its banks there, it's not very far off the road," said Brent Innes, a firefighter with the Wauconda Fire Protection District.

Because the river was expected to crest later on Friday, Innes is predicting that the two-lane bridge will remain closed until further notice.

Innes advises motorists to use Route 176 and Roberts Road as alternative routes.

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