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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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