Roodhouse Rez Closed

All water activity at the Roodhouse Rez is OFF LIMITS until further notice. No fishing, boating, cast net throwing, etc. For more information, contact Roodhouse City Hall at (217) 589-4351.

Flash Flood Watch

Portions of the listening area are under a flash flood watch this morning.The National Weather Service in Lincoln reports a system producing heavy, rapid rainfall may result in pop up flash flooding across portions of Schuyler, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, and Sangamon Counties this morning.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the region Locally heavy rain is possible, which could lead to flash flooding. The stronger thunderstorms could have isolated damaging wind gusts.
The flash flood watch will remain in effect until 10 o’clock this morning. Please turn around and don’t drowned. Report any flooded out roadways to local law enforcement immediately.

Weather Related Cancellations

The races at the Jacksonville Speedway for tonight have been cancelled due to flooding.

The JHS Basketball/Football Golf Outing scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, July 23.

Jacksonville, South Jacksonville Under Snow Emergency

Jacksonville and South Jacksonville are under a Snow Emergency from 10 pm Tuesday, Feb. 1 through 10 pm Thursday, Feb. 3. Parking on the snow emergency routes is prohibited and motorists face the possibility that their vehicles will be removed and towed elsewhere.
Drivers are reminded to watch for snow removal crews so as to allow them room to do their work.  Persons clearing private parking lots and sidewalks are reminded to not plow the snow into the streets.

JPL Music Under the Dome Concert Postponed

The Jacksonville Public Library’s Music Under the Dome concert schedule for today, Sunday, Jan. 16 at 4PM with Stone & Snow has been postponed. The concert has been re-scheduled to 4PM Sunday, April 14th.

Crimestoppers Trivia Night Postponed

The Morgan-Scott-Cass Crime Stoppers Trivia Night scheduled for tonight at Bogart’s at 7PM has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The Trivia Night has been moved to Saturday, February 5th at 7PM at Bogarts.

Kampsville Ferry Closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Jan. 7 that the Kampsville Ferry is closed. The closure is due to significant ice buildup in the Illinois River. It will remain closed until enough ice melts to make crossing safe.
Please consider using the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin or the Brussels Ferry.

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the following counties in the WLDS/WEAI Listening Area: Cass, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott from Noon today through 9PM. Light freezing rain and drizzle is expected with total ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch. South winds gusting up to 35 mph along with ice will make travel hazardous.