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2018 Illinois River Flooding Information-UPDATE

DATE: 2/20/18 4:40pm

LaSalle County remains under a flood warning at this time. The National Weather Service has forecasted continued rainfall and potentially severe thunderstorms that could impact the Illinois River area.
Due to water reaching the area, access to Dee Bennett road will be closed at 8pm tonight. In addition, the Village of North Utica will hold a Special Board meeting tonight at 8pm at the Village Hall to discuss the potential for Illinois River Flooding for any resident that would like to attend.
We urge all businesses and property owners in the affected areas to remain alert to the weather conditions and have a plan in place for taking prompt action if it is deemed it necessary.
Again, please remain alert to weather conditions throughout the day and evening and be safe. We will provide updates as we receive weather related information and updated projections.
All updates will be listed on our website at: www.utica-il.gov under Announcements.
The Village is closely monitoring the Illinois River Flooding potential and all property owners that have been prone to flooding should remain vigilant while we are under this flood advisory.
Thank you for staying informed and keeping safe.

DATE: 2/20/18 9:20pm

The Village of North Utica would like to make this special statement regarding the potential for Illinois River Flooding.
The Army Corp of Engineers will continue to release new projections as things change. We will continue to update everyone as information becomes available. However, due to all of the current information we have received to date as well as the uncertainty of weather conditions, the Village has issued a Voluntary Evacuation in the affected areas.
The affected areas are generally the same areas that were impacted both in 2008 and in 2013 in any of the low lying areas near and east and south of the former Willows hotel towards the river. We urge all businesses and property owners in the affected areas to remain alert to the weather conditions, and be mindful of the potential for icy conditions overnight.
The Village is closely monitoring the Illinois River Flooding potential and all property owners that have been prone to flooding should remain vigilant while we are under this flood advisory.
All updates will be listed our website at: www.utica-il.gov under Announcements.
The Village would like to thank you for staying informed and keeping safe.

DATE: 2/21/18 2:30pm

The Village of North Utica would like to make this special statement regarding the potential for  Illinois River Flooding.  The Army Corp of Engineers has released their latest projection that the River will crest midday Thursday, February 22nd.

The projected elevation of the Crest is just over 3 feet below what the record crest was in the spring of 2013. The current projected elevation of 464.0 is expected to impact first floors of a few low-lying structures; there also may be impacts to basements or crawl spaces as well as impacts to general business and travel through the affected area.

Due to the current information we have received, effective at 6:00pm, the side streets south of Washington St will be restricted to authorized personnel only, due to rising flood waters. The Village encourages residents and property owners to take all necessary precautions to protect personal property and prepare for flooding in and around the affected area.  Once water enters the area access can be denied due to safety concerns.  Gas service may be interrupted at Ameren’s discretion and as of right now electric service is expected to be maintained but is subject to Ameren’s discretion.

Moreover, please note that as in the past, the Illinois River recedes very slowly after a crest; sometimes as little as one foot to a foot and a half per day. Additional rainfall at any time during the next seven to ten days could cause the River to start to rise again.

The Army Corp will continue to release new projections as things change. We will continue to update everyone as information becomes available. All updates will be listed our website at:  www.utica-il.gov under Announcements.
The Village would like to thank you for staying informed and keeping safe.

DATE: 2/21/18 7:30pm

The Village of North Utica would like to make this special statement regarding the potential for Illinois River Flooding. Current river projections appear to be at or near the forecasted number of 464.0. We expect floodwaters to enter the affected areas throughout the night and into tomorrow. The side streets south of Washington St will remain restricted to authorized personnel only.

Be advised at Ameren’s discretion Gas service may be interrupted in the flood affected areas throughout the night as flood waters rise. Electric service is expected to be maintained but is subject to Ameren’s discretion.

The Village is closely monitoring the Illinois River Flooding potential and all property owners that have been prone to flooding should remain vigilant while we are under this flood warning.

All updates will be listed our website at: www.utica-il.gov under Announcements.
The Village would like to thank you for staying informed and keeping safe.

 

 

Garbage Bulk Item Pickup

Republic Services is now offering residents a bulk item pickup along with regular trash removal services. Bulk items will be collected every other week; opposite of recycle week.

Village Residents can place one bulk item at the curb, along with their trash, beginning on Monday January 8th.  Only one bulk item at a time is allowed and a list of acceptable items is listed below.

Also, as a reminder, please remove vehicles and refrain from parking on the street during times of snowfall of 2 inches or more so that the snow plows can safely plow and salt the Village streets.

Thank you.

Bulk items are usually associated with furniture type items:

Couch

Chair

Love Seat

Table

Desk

Dresser

Mattress & Box Spring

Ceiling fan

Recliner

NO “White Goods” such as appliances, water heaters, furnace parts or air conditioners

NO Electronics

Click here to view all the garbage pickup information.