ALTON, Ill.— Several roads in Alton remain closed due to flooding cause by the overflowing rain-swollen Mississippi River.
The Mississippi River crested at Alton on Tuesday at about 34.38 feet, which was higher than the approximately 30.6 foot crest in April but lower than originally forecasted.
The northbound lanes of U.S. 67 have been converted to two-way traffic between Missouri Route 94 and the Illinois end of the Clark Bridge
State Route 100 - The River Road - is closed between U.S. 67 in Alton to Pearl in Pike County. U.S. 67 is down to one north bound lane at the River Road, while both south bound lanes are open.
The right lane of west bound State Route 143 is closed from Lock and Dam Way to the Broadway Connector. State Street at Broadway is also closed.
Riverfront Park is closed and residents are asked to stay out to avoid water currents and snakes.
The Argosy Casino is closed but expected to open by Saturday. All other businesses in Alton remain open.
Drivers are urged to not drive through water covering roads.