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Tri-State river towns keep close eye on rising waters

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Rising river levels prompted more road closures and more sandbagging efforts across the Tri-States Sunday.

Volunteers in towns like Niota in Hancock County, Illinois, were again out in full force Sunday morning sandbagging against the swollen Mississippi River.

The high waters also prompted more road closures across the region on Sunday, including Missouri Highway 79 south of Hannibal near Continental Cement. The Memorial Bridge in Quincy could also close soon, transportation officials said.

There were talks about closing the bridge Saturday afternoon, but IDOT officials said they looked at the most recent data of flood predictions and decided to hold off.

This is welcome news for some drivers.

"When we got on Broadway on top of the hill I could see cars coming across that bridge and I said well they haven't closed it yet," Rosie Foster said.

Roads like Boninsigna Drive in Quincy are already submerged in water and are closed. Parks like Clat Adams and Bob Bangert look more like lakes right now.
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