Flooding Has Some Area Streets Under Water

By: Brad Broders
By: Brad Broders

When you mix sunny 50 degree Saturdays with mounds of unmelted snow, you're going to have some flooding issues and some residents needing to take a detour.

Deep puddles on Mary and Album Street on Freeport's east side forced the Street Department to put up several barricades redirecting traffic.

Mild temperatures in recent days caused Pecatonica's water levels to reach more than a foot above the flood level. The good news: after Pecatonica's water level is expected to peak on Wednesday, the river will return back to normal levels by the weekend.

Levels don't pose any safety concerns.

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