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Mississippi at Quincy, Hannibal to reach 25 feet next week

Mississippi at Quincy, Hannibal to reach 25 feet next week

8 months ago by Scott Hardy

US 61 at Alexandria could close by Monday

The Mississippi River at Quincy is now above the 17 foot flood stage, and is now expected to reach 25 feet on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says that the river went above flood stage late Friday morning, and will crest at 25.1 feet early Wednesday afternoon. At that level, Bonansinga Drive will be closed at Cedar Street and at Koch's Lane, and Illinois 57 would close between Jefferson and the Gardner Denver plant without sandbags in place. The 25 foot level is also just one foot below the 26-foot level that would cause the Memorial Bridge to close. Lock and Dam 21 will go above flood stage overnight, and crest at 24 feet Wednesday morning. Major flooding's now forecast at Hannibal, with an expected crest of 25 feet Thursday morning, and at Saverton, with a crest Wednesday of 23.6 feet. At Keokuk, the river will go above flood stage Saturday, and crest at 19.7 feet Tuesday afternoon. It's likely that US 61 at Alexandria will be closed either Sunday night, or Monday morning. At Canton, the Mississippi will crest early Wednesday at 21.3 feet. At LaGrange, the river will go above flood stage Sunday morning, and crest Wednesday at 21.7 feet. That level won't cause problems for the cleanup on Main Street, after the collapse last week of a grain bin.

At Louisiana, the river will crest at 22.6 feet early Thursday morning.

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