Route 146

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The Illinois Department of Transportation says Route 3 south of Route 146 to Gale re-opened during the noon hour on Monday.

This comes after I-DOT re-opened Route 3 near McClure and Route 146 to East Cape Girardeau on Friday.
This stretch of highway had been closed for over a month due to high water.

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It's now official... traveling from southern Illinois to Cape Girardeau and vice versa is about to get much more convenient.

The Mayor of East Cape Girardeau is issuing another voluntary evacuation order for all residents of the village.

Joe Aden says this latest order is due to IDOT closing Route 146 between East Cape and the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge to all local traffic.