RI County lists roads closed by flooding


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Originally Posted Online: April 19, 2013, 11:04 am
Last Updated: April 19, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Sandbags have been provided to road commissioners in South Moline, Coal Valley and Hampton Townships and public works superintendents in Coal Valley and Hampton. Residents who need sandbags are urged to contact those officials.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, Rock Island County officials have listed the following road closings:

Andalusia - 2nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue W. are closed; 1st Street at Kelly's Landing/Andalusia harbor

Barstow - Much of the area is closed

Big Island - Water is up to the 2400-block of 27th Street W

Carbon Cliff – North 1st Avenue is closed at the railroad tracks and from 12th to State streets

East Moline - 13th Street closed from 3rd to 5th avenues; River Road off Coaltown Road is closed;

Hillsdale - 66th Street North and 320th Street North are closed

Moline - North and South Shore Drives are closed; River Drive from 23rd to 55th street is closed; water is over the road in the 400 block of 43rd Avenue in the Fruitland Addition;





















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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