TRAFFIC ALERTDes Plaines Police advise motorist to use alternate routes when traveling through the City due to most major arterials being closed. Accessible routes are:
North/SouthMt. Prospect RoadElmhurst RoadWolf Road
East/WestMiner/Northwest HighwayTouhy AvenueLee Street/Higgins AvenueDevon 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 AvenueCentral Road between East River Road & River Road Algonquin Road between River Road & Lee Street Maple from Oakton Street to Riverview AvenueBusse Highway at Miner Street to Mason LaneElk Boulevard from Lee Street to Rand RoadBallard Road from Rand Road to East River Road Rand Road from Golf Road to Dempster Street Northbound River Road at Central RoadGraceland Avenue from Jefferson Street to Rand RoadWestbound 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.