Flooding on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers is expected to impact local roadways this week. The Illinois Department of Transportation says floodwaters have closed Illinois Route 96 in Mozier near Crooked Creek Road and a detour is in place. Some roads near the river in Grafton are also expected to close later this week due to high water.
IDOT is keeping an eye on the rising water and expects water over the pavement in Grafton at Illinois Routes 3 and 100 by midweek and also expects to close the Brussels Ferry within the next 48 hours. The Grafton Ferry closed late last week due to flooding on its Missouri landing. Without additional significant rainfall, the Mississippi should crest in Alton and Grafton this weekend, then begin a slow fall into next week.