Fox River Past Flood Stage, Sandbags Available
Jun 17, 2015 10:41AM
● By Steven Jack
Flood waters spilled over the banks of the Fox River Tuesday, causing portions of Hudson Crossing Park to be closed.
As even more rainfall is predicted over the next four days, the Kendall County Emergency Management Agency is offering free sandbags for residents and businesses in flooded areas.
Sand and sandbags may be picked up from behind the Kendall County Highway Department, 6780 Route 47 in Yorkville (Route 47 between Route 126 & 71). This is a self-serve area and residents will be required to fill and transport their own bags as needed. This is no cost for the sand or sandbags.
The area remains under a flood warning through 1 a.m. Thursday with the Fox River at Montgomery measuring at 13.3 feet as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. Flood stage is 13 feet.
Portions of Oswego's Hudson Crossing Park were closed Tuesday after flood waters spilled over the river banks and into areas on the park's north end. Jennifer Hughes, the village's public works director, said crews are regularly clearing storm drains along the riverfront to keep them from clogging with vegetation.
According to the National Weather Service, more showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday and again on Saturday and Sunday.