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High water levels reported on many county roads

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 8:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013 1:04 p.m. CDT

Two areas in unincorporated McHenry County are closed due to water on the roadways caused from rain and melting snow, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

Kunde Road between Millstream and North Union roads near Marengo and Timber Lane between Pleasant Valley and Emory roads near Woodstock are closed. 

Other areas motorists should use caution traveling include:

• Route 23 and Busse  • Route 23 and Coral  • Route 23 and Bunker Hill  • Route 23 and Pleasant Grove  • Route 23 and Poplar  • Route 23 and Streit  • Route 23 between Dunham and Kishwaukee Valley  • Route 20 and Thorne  • Route 20 and Johnson  • Thorne and River  • Route 14 and Hartland  • Route 14 and Deepcut  • Route 14 and South Ridgefield  • Route 14 and Stateline  • Route 31 and Pioneer  • Route 12 and Ami Lane (Spring Grove)  • Route 176 and Dean  • Route 176 and Union  • Route 176 and Buhl  • 4000 block of Sunnyside  • Oak Grove and Ramer Rd  • Seeman at the railroad tracks (Hebron)  • West Wonder Lake and Thompson  • Pleasant Valley and McCue  • Sands and Wyndwood  • Bay and Cuhlman  • Dunham and O’Cock  • Charles and Nelson

Authorities thi morning reopened the intersection of Maple Street and Harmony Road in Marengo after overnight flooding made the roadway impassable.

The county remains under a flood advisory under 2 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The combination of melting snow and rainfall Sunday has caused elevated water levels in some areas.

Members of the county's Division of Transportation responded to five areas dealing with water on the roadways Sunday night into Monday, maintenance superintendent Mark DeVries said. Those trouble spots have since subsided.

In Crystal Lake, two intersections had standing water on them last night, said Victor Ramirez, director of the Public Works Department. The recurring issue usually resolves itself within 24 hours.

Temperatures are expected to slowly decline throughout the day, which could cause the rain to shift to snow, according to the weather service. Dense fog is predicted in some areas, but the fog warning has been lifted.

Today's high is 37 degrees, with winds between 10 and 20 mph.

— Lawerence Synett

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