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The original item was published from 4/21/2013 6:25:00 PM to 4/21/2013 6:26:18 PM.

Emergency Alert

Posted on: April 21, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Alert: Street Closures

Des Plaines Police advise motorist to use alternate routes when traveling through the City due to most major arterials being closed. Accessible routes are:

Mt. Prospect Road
Elmhurst Road
Wolf Road

Miner/Northwest Highway
Touhy Avenue
Lee Street/Higgins Avenue
Devon Avenue

Road Closures:
Oakton Street between River Road and Lee Street
Big Bend Drive
2000 Block Fargo Avenue
Golf Road between River Road and East River Road
Lee Street between River Road and Elk Boulevard
River Road between Golf Road and Perry Street
River Road between Miner Street & Touhy Avenue
Central Road between East River Road & River Road
Algonquin Road between River Road & Lee Street
Maple from Oakton Street to Riverview Avenue
Busse Highway at Miner Street to Mason Lane
Elk Boulevard from Lee Street to Rand Road
Ballard Road from Rand Road to East River Road
Rand Road from Golf Road to Dempster Street
Northbound River Road at Central Road
Graceland Avenue from Jefferson Street to Rand Road
Westbound Oakton from Riverside Closed (in Park Ridge)
Westbound Algonquin from Oakton Street Closed (in Park Ridge)

The Des Plaines Police Department reminds residents that flood waters are extremely dangerous. Pedestrians and motorists should not remove barricades, nor should they go around barricades. Walking in flood waters poses health and safety issues. Motorists are advised to observe detour signs and whenever possible to use major east/west routes such as Touhy Avenue and Northwest Highway.

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