Last week's storm still causing flooding problems

April 22, 2013

The Associated Press

DES PLAINES, Ill. — The rain is gone for now but the trouble it caused last week is still here.

While many roads are reopening all over suburban Chicago, there are still plenty that remain closed. Flooding along the along the Fox River and the Des Plaines River has left many roads impassable in communities such as Lisle, Gurnee and Des Plaines. In many cases residents are getting around in canoes.

In Des Plaines, City Manager Mike Bartholomew tells The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that even when the water recedes enough to open the roads it will take at least a half a day to get them cleaned up enough to reopen.

It is expected to be sunny Monday but the area may get as much as an inch of rain Tuesday.