About 180 miles of the Illinois River from LaGrange to Peoria is closed. Craig Hess manages the lock and dam system on the River. He says they don't know how long the river will be closed:
"With more rain expected I can't give you a good estimate as to when we might resume traffic. I know the river is falling of course up-stream first."
The rain isn't expected to add to the crest, but will delay the river's fall.
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