Peoria County officials preparing for potential floods

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As rain continues to fall throughout the week, Peoria County crews are preparing to deal with possible flooding. 

Officials are advising motorists to keep several things in mind as they drive through flooded streets, like to “turn around, don’t drown” if they see standing water on the roads.

Peoria County engineers are prepared to block off any roads that get standing water on them.

“We will keep the barricades up until the flooding subsided and then we are going to check the pavement and any drainage or culverts  under the road to make sure they are safe,” County Engineer at Peoria County Highway Department Amy McLaren said. 

In addition to putting up barricades, the county will get the message out on which roads to avoid.  

“Some locations where debris washes up and could be damaging to the tires or underside of your car,” McLaren said. “So if you see the barricades, don’t try to go around them, don’t try to move them, just please use an alternate route. I know it is inconvenient, but it is safer for you in the long run.”

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