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Some Aurora, Naperville area roads starting to reopen

Thursday's flood damage many areroads. like this spot Douglas Road Oswego where raging waters washed away shoulder Friday April 19

Thursday's flood damage many area roads. like this spot on Douglas Road in Oswego where raging waters washed away the shoulder on Friday, April 19, 2013. | Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 20, 2013 12:00PM



Many roads in the the Aurora and Naperville area remain closed Friday due to flooding conditions.

But some roads are reopening.

Here is the latest from the city of Aurora on roads;

Open as of Friday morning:

- Kautz Road between Clarendon and Montgomery;

- Farnsworth, south of Hafenrichter;

Aurora roads that remain closed Friday morning:

- Orchard between Galena and Prairie-(North/South traffic should use Edgelawn as an alternate)

- Eastbound ramp to I-88 at Diehl-(Use eastbound ramps to I-88 at Farnsworth, 59, or 31)

- Farnsworth between Sheffer and Mountain-(Use McClure as North/South alternate)

- Southbound Broadway Avenue (Rt. 25) between North Avenue and Benton Street

- Eola between Barrington and Keating (Use Route 34 to Farnsworth/Hafenrichter to Eola)

- Hankes between Galena and Blackberry Ridge

- Bilter between Charter Oaks and DuPage Parkway

- 75th between Routes 34 and 59

- Shorline Drive (South Leg) at Frontenac

Kendall County reports numerous roadways in the county are still impassable as of Friday morning.

Here is the list of roads still closed from flooding:

- Route 25 from Glendale Road to the Route 30 overpass;

- O’ Brien Road south of Route 52 to Bell Road to Arbeiter Road;

- Van Dyke Road from McKanna Road to Arbeit;

- McKanna Road north from Route 52 to Van Dyke Road;

- Bell Road from Hansen Road to Hare Road;

-Widly Road from Hansen Road to Hare Road;

- Holt Road East from Hansen Road to Hare Road;

- Walker Road from Ashley Road to Church Road;

- Reservation Road from Minkler Road east bound;

- Ashley Road at Caton Farm Road;

- Whitewillow Road between Roods Road and Townhouse Road;

Out in Kane County the following roads are flooded:

- Denny, just east of Bliss Road;

- Capital Drive north of Park Avenue;

- Prairie Road East of Illinois Route 47;

The Village of Sugar Grove reports the follow roads are impassable:

- Galena west of Route 47 and Municipal Drive North of U.S. Route 30

- Division Drive at Galena Boulevard

- Windsor Road

- Prairie Street east of Mallard (to Gordon Road)

Also, water is flowing over the road on Denny, just East of Bliss Road to Merrill New; south of Bliss on Capital Drive north of Park Avenue; and Prairie Road east of Route 47.

In Oswego, residents can access Southbury Subdivision via Southbury Boulevard by going east on Wolf Road from Douglas Road. Oswego police will only be allowing one lane of traffic on Wolf Road and only residents of Southbury will be allowed to enter at this time.

In Elgin, streets closed as of yesterday included:

- Raymond Street at the Poplar Creek bridge, between Elgin and South Elgin;

- the Royal Boulevard bridge over Tyler Creek;

- numerous streets in the Hammond-Indiana Avenue area; Alft Lane;

- Willard Avenue from from Anderson to Laurel;

- Kirk Avenue from Kramer to Houston;

- Ramona Avenue;

- Varsity Drive from Maroon to Woodview;

- Eagle Road;

and several streets east of Sadler Avenue and north of Villa Street.

St. Charles reports the following road closures:

- Tyler Road is closed at the railroad crossing

- Sections of Illinois Avenue between 7th and 13th avenues are closed;

- The Illinois Bridge is closed

- The Park District has closed Boy Scout Island

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office reported that Algonquin Road between Route 31 and Pyott Road has been reopened, but still has water on the roadway. Kemman Road had been “washed out” and closed north of Van Der Karr Road.

McHenry County also warned about high standing water at Terra Cotta Road and Route 176 near Crystal Lake, and on about 20 roads in the Marengo, Harvard, Chemung and Woodstock areas, including Route 20 at County Line Road in Marengo.



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