The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Illinois 3 between IL 151 and Chester, Illinois that the route is closed indefinitely today (April 1, 2019) at 10:00 a.m. due to high water created from Mississippi River flooding. Warning and detour signs are installed to inform motorists of the closure and detour route. The road will remain closed until the flood waters recede from the area.
Motorists are advised that a marked detour route is in place. Under no conditions should motorists attempt to drive through these waters as your vehicle could be swept away in these waters.