Significant Ice Still Covers Parts of Kankakee River, Warns Will County Agency


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Kankakee River, IL – Portions of River Still Frozen, Level at 10ft as of Monday Morning the Will County Emergency Management Agency has indicated that despite partial melting, significant sections of the Kankakee River remain frozen, particularly extending into south Wilmington. 

As of 7:45 am on Monday, the river’s water level was recorded at 10 feet, continuing the concern for potential flooding.

Authorities maintain a Flood Warning for the area, urging local residents to be vigilant and cautious. Rapid changes in water conditions are possible as the ice melts, making it essential for the public to keep abreast of weather updates.

To ensure safety, closures have been implemented in various locations, including the North and South Islands in Wilmington, Kelly Road, West Blodgett Road, Phillips Road, and River Road. The Will County UAS Team, through their recent drone footage taken off Cottage Road, has been instrumental in monitoring the river’s status and aiding in emergency responses.


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