Several Roads Closed due to Flooding in Naperville
With more than four inches of rain reported in the Naperville area today, the City continues to monitor flooding throughout Naperville. Throughout the rest of the day, if people encounter standing water on streets at any location, they should not drive through the area. For their safety, members of the public should stay away from ponds and the DuPage River.
As of 4:30 p.m. the following roads were closed due to high standing water: Julian between Porter and Prairie; Prairie between Columbia and Julian; North Aurora at the viaduct; 5th Avenue just west of Mill Street; Bunker Circle at Country Lakes; Royal St. George at Burning Tree; Olesen south of Whirlaway; Fairway at Inland Circle; and Naper Boulevard just north of 75th Street.
Residents should avoid these areas. Any residents with flooding on their property are reminded to be cautious about electrical equipment and cords that may be located in those areas to reduce the risk of electrocution.
An additional quarter of an inch to two inches of rain is expected before the current weather system subsides and all detention areas in the City are full. The latest weather information can be found at www.weather.gov/lot/.
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