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Heavy rain causes flooding on area roadways

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Many cars slowed down once they saw the standing water.
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QUINCY (WGEM) -- Steady rain across the Tri-States Saturday caused some roads to have standing water issues.

One such intersection was at 29th Street and Broadway where the owner of Carl's Shoes called police to report the flood waters.

Several drivers drove through the standing water at high rates of speed, causing large splashes of water to cascade across the roadway.

Emergency operators said that they would be sending an officer to evaluate the situation.

Quincy Fire Department assistant chief Bernard Vahlkamp said it is important for drivers to remember to slow down if they come across water on a roadway.

He said that it is important to drive with the headlights on whenever the windshield wipers are on.

The heavy rain has also led to some flood warnings being issued across the Tri-States. Some of the rivers under warnings include:

  • La Moine River at Ripley
  • La Moine River at Colmar
  • North Fabius River near Ewing
  • South Fabius River near Taylor
  • Fork Salt River near Holiday
  • North River at Palmyra
  • Mississippi River at Hannibal
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