The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Keithsburg Blacktop (76th Street) in Mercer County is closed effective immediately because of flooding.
The closure is at Pope Creek, about mile north of Keithsburg. The river is expected to keep rising until Sunday, which means the closure may last into late next week. Crews are installing road closed signs, and no detour will be posted.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the closure, motorists must find alternate routes. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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