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Flooding causes problems for some Central Illinois residents

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Flooding has forced drivers throughout Central Illinois to take alternate routes. 
The Illinois Department of Transportation had to close a couple of state roads over the weekend.   On Monday at least one major road in Peoria County reopened Farmington Road near Raber Road.

But it's a dangerous situation on route 26 in Marshall County as some drivers discovered Saturday night. 

Jason Hopper was driving his red truck across Route 26 near Lacon Saturday night when a part of the road collapsed. 

"The other side was washed out, the other side wasn't quite washed out yet.  I didn't even see it," he said.

After Hopper's vehicle went off the road and he and a female passenger got out and climbed back up on the roadway.  He says they both suffered minor injuries.   Another man Lacon resident Bruce Brown was driving home from work when he nearly did the same thing.

"There's a lot of water here, when you look at an 18 foot washout, 8 or 10 inches of pavement collapsed into it, two culverts that's washed 30 feet away, water has power, and it was doing it's thing here Saturday night,"  said Brown. 

IDOT has posted signs for alternate routes in areas where roads are closed.       Drivers are urged not to try and travel across a flooded road.

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