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Weather Service Extends Flood Advisory til 9:30am Saturday; Many Roads Flooded

The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued a urban and small streams advisory at 3:30 Saturday morning, and extended it until 9:30 Saturday morning.

Central Illinois received between 2 and 4 inches of rain Friday into Saturday morning, causing flooding of many roads and streets.

Taylorville Police closed the Illinois Route 29 viaduct at 3:40 Saturday morning, after it flooded because of heavy rain overnight.

Veterans Parkway in Springfield and US Highway 51 near Pana, were both reported flooded in spots due to overnight rain.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports 

The weather forecast calls for off and on rain all weekend.  The rain is expected to end Monday night, with sunny skies for the rest of the week.

Stay tuned to Regional Radio for the latest weather information.

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