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River Forest: Chicago Avenue Closed Due to Severe Weather

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Due to potential flooding of the Des Plaines River, the Village of River Forest is taking the precautionary measure of closing Chicago Avenue between 1st Avenue and Thatcher, Fire Chief James Eggert said in a statement.

Public Works staff will monitor the Des Plaines River levels, and if possible, will remove the barriers in time for the Wednesday, March 11th 2009 evening rush hour.

Chicago Avenue remains closed at Thatcher Avenue until further notice.  Traffic is being diverted to North Avenue to the north and Lake Street to the south.

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