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Article updated: 4/19/2013 11:31 AM

Prospect Heights seeing flood improvement Friday

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While sandbags remain in place along River Road in Prospect Heights, all residents have regained access to their homes and apartments, city officials said Friday morning.

After getting word that the Des Plaines River had already peaked, the Army Corps of Engineers gave word to reopen the levee gates at about 9 a.m., Prospect Heights City Administrator Anne Marrin said, indicating the worst of the crisis had past.

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Director of Building and Zoning Steve Skiber said Prospect Heights officials had been out since early Friday morning and saw significant improvement over Thursday's flooding situation.

"We're very happy with the subsiding flood levels," Skiber said.

He cautioned, however, that neighboring communities along the Des Plaines River may be experiencing a different situation than Prospect Heights.

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