Flooding on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers has closed the Brussels Ferry connecting Jersey and Calhoun Counties, and has now closed a portion of Route 100 through Grafton. The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Joe Monroe says floodwaters will continue to rise in Grafton over the next few days and Route 3 will be impacted next.
Monroe says to expect more than the 500-foot closure that was originally predicted.
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Many businesses on high ground remain open in Grafton and detours are in place. Both the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin and Kampsville Ferry are available as alternatives to the Brussels Ferry to get to Calhoun County. The Grafton Ferry closed late last week due to flooding. In addition, Route 96 is closed in Mozier in Calhoun County and detours are in place.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.