Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Structures Across Region

May 1, 2017

Heavy rains forced evacuations and closed roads across the region over the weekend, and experts say we're not out of the woods yet.

Credit National Weather Service - Paducah, KY

Emergency crews evacuated homes on Saturday, as creeks and streams spilled over their banks and rain continued.

Dozens of students at SIU Carbondale were displaced when floodwaters inundated University Hall on the east side of campus. That facility is now closed for the rest of the semester, and the students are housed in other areas.

The National Weather Service in Paducah reports nearly ten inches of rain fell near Carbondale, with other totals ranging anywhere from three to eight inches across the region.

Roads remain closed in many areas, and emergency managers are asking people to remember never to drive into standing water.

Road Closures (5:00am May 1):

FRANKLIN COUNTY (618-438-4841):
Washington Street - West of Harrison Cemetery

Valier Lake Road - East of 148Yellowbanks Road at Big Muddy BridgeDeering RoadLogan RoadOak Rd, RoyaltonPeach Orchard RoadPark Street (Perry County Side)Mulkeytown RoadHyde Park RoadNumber 9 BlktopBaseline Rd State Highway 37 North of WFOld Marion RdWoody RdOld JC RdHorseshoe Rd / Freeman Spur RdAkin Blktp / BessieRome RoadHorseshoe RoadFranklin Ave off Orient Road
Reported by West Frankfort Communications Center500-600 Blocks of N Monroe StreetStreet Louis- N on Douglas to 7th100 Block North Joiner600 Block North Parkhill206 N. ParkhillLocust Street4th Street5th Street7th Street9th StreetIda StreetHorrell Avenue Union County:

Morgan School Rd.
Refuge Rd.
Old Cape Rd.
Kaolin Rd.

Williamson County:

Wards Mill
Moake School
Old Creal
East Ellis
South Market
Freeman Spur/Grape
Christmas Tree Rd/Herrin Rd
Corinth /9th St
Lamaster /Cedar Grove
Rt 37/ Cochran
Stonefort Rd
Chittyville Rd
Stiritz Rd
Dykersburg Rd

S. Liberty
S. Monroe.
Wildcat Rd

E. Broadway
W 12th St
E 9th/Noah
W 10th/Market
Stotlar/Rt 37
W 14th /Brush

43rd St/Cherry
Hayford N of Sycamore & Lakeview