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IDOT closes US 50 west of Lebanon due to flooding at Silver Creek

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Flooding on Illinois 15 near Alorton

The metro-east remains under a flood watch as heavy rains linger over the region the rest of Sunday.
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The metro-east remains under a flood watch as heavy rains linger over the region the rest of Sunday.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that it was closing US Highway 50 west of Lebanon on Sunday afternoon due to flooding.

Water from Silver Creek covered the road, according to the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency, which posted about the closing to its Facebook page.

IDOT sent crews to close the highway after informing the EMA. As of 4:45 p.m., it was unknown when the road would be reopened, said Brian Whitaker of the agency.

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