City braces as Peoria riverfront continues to fill with water

By WEEK Producer

Peoria Riverfront

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 6:37 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The Illinois River is out of its banks and swelling over into parts of the Peoria Riverfront.

Streets and Sewers Manager David Haste says there is some water seeping through the cement barricade and sandbag wall, but crews have everything under control with the help of pumps.

There was an unusual sight Monday, a man in a canoe making his way around the River station, which is surrounded by water. More rain is expected Monday night and Haste says that means a focus change from river water to storm water. He says rain water usually runs down the hill into the river, but because of the temporary flood wall, that water will have no place to go.

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