Parts of River Drive closed due to rising water levels

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QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - Due to rising river levels from the Mississippi River, Rive Drive will be closed east of 25th Street effective immediately.

Eastbound traffic will be routed to 34th Street and then to 4th Avenue via University Drive, according to city officials in Moline.

Officials say commuters will have access to local businesses at 23rd Street, 34th Street, 41st Street and 55th Street as flood waters allow.

Suggested detours include 12th Avenue, Avenus of the Cities and Illinois 92 (4th Avenue).

Crews with the city will work on monitoring river levels and will be available for emergenices over the weekend.

Motorists should be aware that it takes very little water to float a vehicle or to become trapped within your vehicle. Motorists are reminded not to drive through flood waters or around barricades.