Police urge caution; close avenue due to flooding in Rock Falls, Illinois

Officials with the Rock Falls Police Department are urging drivers to avoid Dixon Avenue due to flooding.

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials with the Rock Falls Police Department are urging drivers to avoid Dixon Avenue due to flooding.

Officials posted to Facebook Thursday with the announcement saying Dixon Avenue is closed just east of the city limits due to flooding at Island View Drive.

"Avoid this area and obey all traffic control devices and barricades," officials said. "The water is moving very rapidly and is capable of sweeping pedestrians and vehicles."