Highway 100 in Illinois still blocked by landslide - KMOV.com

Highway 100 in Illinois still blocked by landslide

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GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Some roads are still closed in the Metro East following last week’s severe and historic flooding. For people living in Grafton, a landslide is covering up two-thirds of Highway 100 -- just west of Route 3.

For about 10 days -- this road has been blocked off and IDOT says it could stay like this for a while.

It's a major inconvenience for homeowners -- some had to be evacuated and others stayed. It is making it really tricky to get around town for some.

The massive mudslide takes up about two thirds of the road.

One person who lives on the street told News 4 this is just what you have to deal with if you choose to live very close to the river.

Mike Hutchinson says he is very concerned if someone gets hurt that it will be hard for help to navigate through the area in an emergency.

Hutchinson was home when the landslide started last week, he says it made a sound he will never forget

"I was in the house when that thing let go and I couldn't even describe it like the earth was moving like somewhat put a big semi over the hill," Hutchinson said.

There is no word on when the road will be back open IDOT says crews will continue to work on it daily.

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