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Flooded Areas After Tuesday Night, Wednesday Morning Storms

Updated: Wednesday, June 4 2014, 10:40 AM CDT

Severe storms started overnight and continue to roll through central Illinois. Earlier this morning, there were tornado warnings in a number of counties in our viewing area.

The first storms rolled through around 1:00am this morning bringing heavy rains and flooding to our area.

At 6th St and Princeton, the viaduct has been barricaded due to the flooding.

I spoke with Springfield police and they tell me 9th and Cook St. as well as 2nd and Capitol Ave have also been blocked. So if you are riding alond these areas, please pay close attention to the signs as you don't want to get your car stuck in these flood pockets.

Heavy rain caused many roads to be flooded and heavy winds caused branches and tree limbs to fall into the streets.

The National Weather SErvice tells us a roof was blown off a home located at 655 West St. in Jacksonville.

You may have received a flash flooding alert message earlier that was sent out by the NWS.

Here in Springfield, we received more than an inch of rain in just 45 minutes.

Flooded Areas After Tuesday Night, Wednesday Morning Storms


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