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Despite warning, no significant flooding

Alert in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday

The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency expects only minor flooding in Morris Tuesday after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the county.

According to Joe Schroeder, deputy director of the Grundy County EMA, the Illinois River is expected to rise to about 16.2 feet as snow melts.

This will lead to flooding near the river at Pine Bluff Road and Dwight Road, Schroeder said, but the amount of water on the road will be minimal and cleaned within a few hours.

“If the river was running full, we’d have a bigger problem,” Schroeder said. “We’re fortunate the river was low.”

For more-significant flooding to occur, Schroeder said, the river would have to rise to about 18 feet.

According to Schroeder, there was no issue with water on roadways as of Monday afternoon and that EMA was monitoring the situation.

The flood warning began at 1 a.m. Tuesday and was to end at 7 p.m.
 

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