Spring Bay road washed out by flooding

By WEEK Producer

April 3, 2014 Updated Apr 3, 2014 at 10:31 PM CDT

SPRING BAY, Ill. -- The heavy rains overnight washed out part of a road in Spring Bay and caused flooding for some local residents.

A section of Millpoint Road has collapsed from the flooding, which is coming from nearby Funks Creek.

The owner of Millpoint Park Campground says it happens on an almost annual basis. Obstructions on the Illinois River divert water into the creek causing it to overflow toward the mobile home community.

"The river refuse that comes down jams up," explained Don Besler. "We get logs coming down there and the water heads down Millpoint Road in all directions. It floods the yards and into the basements and just makes a mess."

Millpoint Park Campground has about 100 residents.