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Latest on Flooding: Friday in Niles, Morton Grove

Some schools are closed, some streets are impassable. View photos: Tam O'Shanter Golf Course has water up to the second floor of restaurant. Plus: what to do with the kids.

 

UPDATE Friday late morning: The village of Morton Grove said all roads are passable, though water is receding very slowly in the Mansfield Park area. The village of Niles has reopened all streets, including Harts Road.

ORIGINAL STORY

This week's rainfall and aggressive storms hit Niles and Morton Grove hard Thursday. View the photos for a sense of how bad things got.

The highest water levels occurred before and during the morning commute. But some roads were still closed Thursday night, with some expected to stay closed Friday (see list below).

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Schools closed Friday:

  • Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 (Emerson and Jefferson Schools in Niles; Field, Franklin, Carpenter, Washington, Roosevelt, Lincoln in Park Ridge)
  • Maine Township District 207 High Schools (Maine East, South, West)
  • East Maine School District 63 (Gemini Middle School and Nelson school in Niles; Melzer School in Morton Grove; Washington School in Glenview; Apollo, Stevenson in Des Plaines). Also TLC and Teen Center are closed.

Schools remaining open

(as of Thursday night--check sites Friday a.m.):

Roads closed:

  • Dempster Street at the train crossing in Morton Grove (likely to remain closed all day Friday, according to the village).
  • Harts Road between approximately Touhy and Milwaukee Avenues in Niles.
  • See update on Morton Grove road closures here

What to do with the kids:

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Harry Gio April 19, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Does this mean that all our surrounding villages have NOT been sucking out the leaves from the sewers (as they use to), possibly paying to have it done, but really NOT having it done? Hmmmm...
Casey Faust April 19, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Dempster train crossing IS OPEN!

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