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JACKSON COUNTY - ILLINOIS

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

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List Of Road Closures Due To Flooding

Smokey Road 

Big Lake Road 

Little Lake Road

Odd Fellow Road

Iron Bridge Road

Lovers Lane Road

Jones Ridge Road

Indian Ridge Road

Highway 3 - Between Cora And Highway 151

Swan Pond Road

White Lane

King's Ferry Road

Town Creek Road

Spillway Road

Hickory Ridge Road at Cedar Creek

06-07-2019  An update on the lock repair on the Big Muddy Levee in Oakwood Bottoms.  The Levee District with State Resources are backfilling the lock to seal off the water.  It should be sealed off by late afternoon.  The Levee has NOT been breached.  Stay tuned for further updates.

06-08-2019  Update for ongoing flood projects:  Double locks at Big Muddy Levee in Oakwood Bottoms were finished being sealed yesterday evening.  Ongoing efforts to build-up and repair Little Levee Road and Smokey Road continues this morning.

06-09-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  No new issues from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower, Village of Gorham or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.  Stay alert for further updates.

06-10-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  The Grand Tower Levee District has made a request for Ten 10" pumps to be delivered to Munz Road on the Big Muddy Levee.  This morning they have Three on the ground with rock and sandbags as they prep the site.  Ongoing deliveries of rock are being placed on Little Levee Road to help continue stabilizing the area.  No issues have been found overnight from the Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.  Stay alert for further updates.

06-11-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  Grand Tower Levee District has Five pumps running on the Big Muddy Levee.  Three more pumps are on the ground being prepped for use.  Degonia Township and Jackson County Highway has completed the rock raising project on Little Levee Road allowing the water to stabilize the sand boils.  No levee issues have been reported this morning from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff levee district.

06-12-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  Work is continuing on the Big Muddy Levee Pump Project to get all Ten Pumps on the ground and in operational mode.  1500 Filled Sandbags were delivered to the project late yesterday afternoon to support the pump project.  No levee issues were reported overnight from the Grand Tower Levee District, City Of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.

06-13-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  Work is continuing on the Big Muddy Levee Pump Project. No issues have been reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.

06-14-2019  Update onongoing flooding:  All Ten Pumps at the Big Muddy Levee Pump Project are installed and operational.  Levee patrols and maintenance are ongoing. No issues were reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.

06-15-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  No issues have been reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.  Pumps are running and the river is dropping.

06-16-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  No issues have been reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.  Levee patrols and maintenance are ongoing. Pumps are running and the river is dropping.

06-17-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  No issues were reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District.  Levee patrols and maintenance are ongoing.  I received 1.5" of rain yesterday afternoon north of Murphysboro.  All pumps in the County are running and the river is continuing to fall.

06-18-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  No issues were reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District. Levee patrols and maintenance is ongoing. All pumps in the County are running and Rivers are dropping despite the continued rain.

06-19-2019  Update on ongoing flooding:  No issues were reported overnight from Grand Tower Levee District, City of Grand Tower or Degonia-Fountain Bluff Levee District. Levee patrols and maintenance are ongoing. All pumps in the County are running and the rivers are continuing to fall despite the hit and miss thundershowers. Stay alert this afternoon due to the increasing chances of severe weather. 


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