Update: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Two roads in Iroquois County were closed to traffic Friday afternoon; several others are posted warning drivers of potential danger.
County Highway 41, coming out of Stockland, was closed due to flooding, according to Highway Engineer Joel Moore. The Cissna Park slab, west of Goodwine, was also a big safety concern.
Moore said the biggest worry is more freezing conditions and what could happen if the flood waters turn to ice.
At least seven other rural intersections are posted with 'Warning" signs, letting drivers know about the flooding.
Run-off from farm fields was creating flooding on roads that don't really pose flood concerns. Some of the marked sites improved Friday while others were created by new flooding. Motorists are urged to obey posted signs and seek another route.
Kempton Roads and Route 115 south of Roberts were also reported to be water and ice covered and very dangerous.