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Shorewood Water Rises, but Stays off the Road Friday

The DuPage River last overflowed its banks in Shorewood and is past its banks and in some yards on Friday.

The DuPage River flows through Shorewood and most natives know that the area near the David A. Barry pedestrian bridge, near the intersection of Bass Street and Illinois Route 59, raises significantly every spring.

With the recent rains in the area and the City of Naperville fully opening the Fawell Dam dam Thursday, it was inevitable that the waters would raise in Shorewood. As of Friday afternoon, the water, which had overflown its banks to fill the West Shore park and surrounding backyards, still remained under the Route 59 bridge.

Sue Astrowski April 20, 2013 at 02:58 PM
I live at Westshore & Turtle. Parts of Westshore were re-opened this morning, all that remains closed is by the park.
bearsluvr April 20, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Hi Sue Astrowski! We are neighbors. I live at Westshore and Picnic. I just took a walk along Westshore and it is amazing how all of the water is almost gone. Part of the bridge at Westshore and Summer is still impassable though. Linda Romano.
MM April 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM
How does route 52 and Turtle look? Were any homes flooded there?

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