There’s been no rain since Thursday, but receiving nine inches of rain over nine days kept some metro-east roadways closed Saturday.
U.S. Route 50 from O’Fallon-Reider Road to Belleville Street near Lebanon remained closed Saturday afternoon due to high water on Silver Creek.
Lebanon police said in a Facebook post Saturday evening that U.S. 50 will remain closed until at least Monday — the earliest IDOT engineers will be able to inspect the road, as overtime pay for inspections was denied.
The road must be inspected by IDOT before it can be reopened.
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In the post, police also reminded people that going around road barricades is against the law.
Randolph County had several roads closed, including:
▪ Illinois 3 in Cester at Water Street is closed to the Jackson County line.
▪ Illinois155 Prairie Du Rocher-Laurent Road to Fish Lake Road closed due flooding. Levee gates closed.
▪ Kaskaskia Street Chester-Cottage Road to Water Street closed due to flooding.
▪ IL 3 Ellis Grove-Roots Road to South Prairie Road. (Randolph County)
Madison County road closures included:
▪ Illinois 100 in Alton-US 67 to Illinois 3 closed due to flooding.
The National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday was mostly cloudy with a high of 58 degrees. They also predicted a dry weekend with no chance of rain until Monday.