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Boils along Naples levee are cause for concern


NAPLES, Ill. (WGEM) -- There were some tense moments late Friday afternoon in Naples, Illinois where boils began to pop up along the levee.

More than 100 people, including work camp crews, showed up to sandbag around the boils to strengthen the levee.

Volunteer Gary Freeman says, "it's not the height of the river, it's more or less the boils down here on this side. I think the levee will hold, it's the boils right now that are the concern for the town."

Crews finished up sandbagging around the boils around 7:30 Friday night, now they're hoping they hold until the river starts going down.

It's expected to crest around 26.8 feet in Valley City Saturday morning.

Officials say the river pretty much held steady Friday, after a levee breach in Brown County.

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