Heavy rains lead to flooding in Central Illinois communities

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Heavy rains over the last 24 to 48 hours have led to significant flooding in some central Illinois communities.

According to a report from the National Weather Service in Lincoln, the Moultrie County community of Allenville has received more than six inches of rain in the last 48 hours.  Additionally, the report says that multiple road crossings in Allenville have experienced various levels of flooding, with two to three feet of flowing water over some roads in the southern half of Moultrie County.

Other communities that have been hit hard by the heavy rains include Sullivan, Windsor, Mattoon, Tuscola, and Moweaqua.  Central Illinois residents are advised to avoid driving on roadways that are underwater, as it only takes 18 to 24 inches of water to push a vehicle off the road, leading to very dangerous situations.

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