CFD warns drivers to avoid flooded viaducts as storms continue

Crews have already made several rescues from cars stalled in the water, according to fire officials.

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Chicago fire officials warn drivers against attempting to enter flooded viaducts June 26, 2021, as storms continue to pass through the city.

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Chicago fire officials have warned drivers citywide to avoid flooded viaducts as storm systems continue to pass through the area Saturday evening.

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Crews have already made several rescues from cars stalled in the water, according to fire officials.

If the water level touches the wheel rim of the vehicle, officials have advised drivers not to enter. Even if the vehicle is able to pass through the flooded area, the brakes may be compromised by the water, fire officials said.

Fire officials also warned drivers that vehicles abandoned in the water could suffer even more damage.

Flooding shut down a portion of the Eisenhower Expressway Saturday evening with eastbound traffic was being diverted off at Des Plaines and westbound traffic diverted off at First Avenue.

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