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July 2, 2013

IDOT closes roadway

MT. VERNON — —

MT. VERNON — — Illinois Department of Transportation officials have closed Sparrow Lane, off Illinois 15, due to high water.

Sparrow Lane is on the west side of Mt. Vernon, near R.P. Lumber.

The area has received significant rainfall in the past 24 hours. There have been unconfirmed reports of up to 4 inches of rain that has fallen in some areas of the city.

Keep watching the R-N homepage for more weather-related information and read Wednesday's print edition for more details and see photographs of some of the flooding in Jefferson County.

- See more at: http://register-news.com/breakingnews/x1657341215/Sparrow-Lane-closed#sthash.jWseIONQ.dpuf

MT. VERNON — — Illinois Department of Transportation officials have closed Sparrow Lane, off Illinois 15, due to high water.

Sparrow Lane is on the west side of Mt. Vernon, near R.P. Lumber.

The area has received significant rainfall in the past 24 hours. There have been unconfirmed reports of up to 4 inches of rain that has fallen in some areas of the city.

Keep watching the R-N homepage for more weather-related information and read Wednesday's print edition for more details and see photographs of some of the flooding in Jefferson County.

- See more at: http://register-news.com/breakingnews/x1657341215/Sparrow-Lane-closed#sthash.jWseIONQ.dpuf

Illinois Department of Transportation officials have closed Illinois 15 on the west side of Mt. Vernon.

Several county roads are under water as rain has pounded the Jefferson County over the past 24 hours.

Check our web site at www.register-news.com for updates.

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