Significant rain to the north of the Riverbend has the Mississippi River on the way up again, and that has delayed the re-opening of the Grafton Ferry. It had originally been scheduled to open earlier this month, but the April flooding pushed that date back a couple of weeks.
Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson says it there is another delay in the project with the current river situation.
But as for local business, Thompson says all are currently open. He suspects with the current forecast all will remain open, with the possible exception of the Hawg Pit on the west end of town. Thompson says you may eventually see a few detours, but most of the town will be accessible, including Raging Rivers. Alton is also taking precautions with the water on the rise. City crews are sandbagging around the pump at the fountain it Riverfront Park near the Amphitheater, and sandbags may also be placed along Broadway later this week, depending on how high the water gets.