Mississippi River rises in some Illinois locations

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Champaign -- Waters are rising along some areas of the Mississippi River while utility workers try to restore power after weekend storms.

 

The National Weather Service says the Mississippi above St. Louis should crest Monday 11 feet above flood stage at Grafton. It's projected to crest about 13 feet above flood stage on Tuesday in Alton.

 

Several thousand Ameren customers in the Metro East remained without power on Sunday.

 

Weekend rain and flooding also washed out some corn fields in central Illinois. Farmer Jim Buckman of Maquon says high water from the Spoon River washed away 220 acres of his corn.

 

The weather also forced a Sunday fishing tournament in Quincy off the Mississippi and onto lakes.

 

The National Weather Service says several days of drier weather could be ahead.

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