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Flood: River levels, rainfall totals, road closures

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  • Efrain Baez of Des Plaines crawls out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in the flooded intersection of Rand and Wilson in Des Plaines.

       Efrain Baez of Des Plaines crawls out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in the flooded intersection of Rand and Wilson in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer


River levels

• The Des Plaines River near Des Plaines crested at 10.92 feet Friday afternoon, just breaking the all-time high of 10.9 feet. It should recede to 10 feet by Saturday night. It isn't expected to drop below the flood stage of 5 feet until Wednesday.

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• The Des Plaines River near Gurnee crested at 11.15 feet Friday night and should begin receding by Saturday morning. It isn't expected to drop below the flood stage of 7 feet until Wednesday night.

• The Des Plaines River near Lincolnshire hit 16.33 feet Friday morning, but is now starting to recede. It isn't expected to drop below the flood stage of 12.5 feet until Wednesday.

• The West Branch of the DuPage River near Warrenville crested at 17 feet late Thursday and dropped a foot and a half on Friday. It is expected to drop below the flood stage of 11.5 feet sometime Saturday morning.

• The Fox River at Algonquin was at 12.29 feet Friday evening and is expected to crest at 12.8 feet from late Saturday through Monday morning. It is expected to remain above the flood stage of 9.5 feet for all of next week.

Rainfall totals

Rainfall totals for Wednesday and Thursday:

Naperville: 7.34 inches

Elmhurst: 7.26

Aurora: 7.12

Lisle: 7.01

Oak Brook: 6.98

Wheaton: 6.91

Glen Ellyn: 6.86

Winfield: 6.13

Chicago O'Hare: 5.55

West Chicago: 5.48

Sugar Grove: 5.47

Bolingbrook: 5.40

Algonquin: 5.34

North Aurora: 5.33

Sugar Grove: 5.24

Bloomingdale: 5.16

Carol Stream: 5.14

Batavia: 5.13

Elk Grove Village: 5.06

Schaumburg: 4.98

Cary: 4.92

Roselle: 4.84

Hawthorn Woods: 4.63

Geneva: 4.54

Mundelein: 4.50

Bannockburn: 4.47

Fox Lake: 4.41

Gurnee: 4.40

Elgin: 4.36

Riverwoods: 4.36

Lakemoor: 4.35

St. Charles: 4.34

Elburn: 4.25

Wadsworth: 4.17

McHenry: 4.16

Lake Zurich: 4.15

Barrington: 4.08

Lake Villa: 3.96

Antioch: 3.94

Hoffman Estates: 3.86

Buffalo Grove: 3.66

Arlington Heights: 2.06

At O'Hare

Flights are running under normal operations except to and from LaGuardia Airport in New York that may experience delays of a half-hour or more.

Road closures:

Still closed Friday night:

Route 20 at Greenbrook in Hanover Park.

US-41 at IL-176, and both directions between Delaney and IL-21

I-55 south of I-80 to IL 6

I-55 southbound exit to Harlem northbound

I-94 northbound at Beaubien Woods

I-290 northbound and southbound ramps at Mannheim

I-290 at I-355

I-290 eastbound to Mannheim northbound and southbound

I-290 between York Avenue and North Avenue at Emory Road

I-290 at eastbound IL-83 and westbound at St. Charles exit

IL-21 between Grand Avenue and 1st Avenue

IL-25 between Gilbert and Stearns

IL-53 Park Blvd. to 56th Street

IL-53 southbound on Hoff

IL-53 between Warrenville Road and Short Street in Lisle

IL-56 west of IL-59

IL-59 from North Aurora to Quincy

IL-64 at Harlem west of I-290 viaducts

IL-64 between Harlem and Betrau Streets

IL-83 at Riverside and St. Charles

IL-83 between Palatine and Camp McDonald roads

IL-132 between 1st Avenue & O'Plaine Avenue

IL-132 at Old Grand

IL-137 from 83rd to Casey Avenue

IL-394 at 111th Street and Beaubien ramps in Cook County

Irving Park at Mannheim

Lawrence at Mannheim

Mannheim Road between Grand & Fullerton

Mannheim Road southbound between St. Charles and Butterfield

Palatine at Milwaukee

River Road between Kensington and Golf

Roosevelt Road between Westchester & Wolf Road

Wolf Road between Manchester and Dundee

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Source: Illinois Department of Transportation, FAA, National Weather Service.

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