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Quincy riverfront flooding update

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Although there are no immediate plans for sandbagging in Quincy, crews are preparing to possibly close some areas.

The river level along the Quincy river front was almost hitting 22 feet on Thursday. Officials say it doesn't have to rise too much further for one Quincy road to be closed.

John Simon, the Adams County Emergency Manager, says water usually covers Bonansinga Drive around the 23.5 to 24 foot range. That should occur over the next couple of days, so it's likely you'll have to find an alternate route on the weekend.

"The road will be marked, it will be closed,” Simon said. “Barricades are already staged, the city's already staged barricades at Cedar and at Koch's Lane. And so once that water goes over it then they'll put up those road closed signs."

Simon says their plan will hold steady unless the river forecast rises above 24 feet.

"We've seen it fluctuating right around the 26 foot level,” Simon said. “And so those are the numbers that we're going off of. And should those change we'll readjust our response strategy."

Simon says if you come up to any road that is water covered and there isn't a barricade up, don't drive through it. You won't be able to tell how deep the water is.

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