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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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