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City Ambulance: On Sleezer Home Rd., Medical Call ... See MoreSee Less
Freeport Fire: 200 Block W. Stephenson St., Smoke Alarm In Basement Going Off ... See MoreSee Less
City Ambulance: Stephenson St. and Kiwanis Dr., Medical Call ... See MoreSee Less
Dakota Fire & Tri-District Ambulance: IL 75 West, just South of Center St., One Vehicle Rollover Accident ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the video of the brief tornado that touched down west of Freeport. Video from Wendy and Blake Klosa
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a brief tornado hit west of Freeport near Stephenson Rd at around 7:38 pm this evening. Slight damage to a house, plus corn and branches knocked down.
A friend just posted this.....she said a pedestrian was hit ... See MoreSee Less
German Valley Fire & Ambulance: On Pecatonica Rd., Just North of Montague Rd., One Vehicle Accident ... See MoreSee Less
(Delayed 15 Minutes) German Valley Ambulance: 10000 Block Edwardsville Rd., Medical Call ... See MoreSee Less
Freeport Rural Ambulance: 10 Block W. Queen St., Freeport, Medical Call ... See MoreSee Less
Leamons Ambulance: IL 26 and Richland Rd., Medical Call ... See MoreSee Less
Weather Update: Severe Thunderstorm WARNING until 3:45 PM for Stephenson County. ... See MoreSee Less
Weather Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 PM for Stephenson County. ... See MoreSee Less
FREEPORT SHOOTING: Possible shooting about an hour ago around Douglas and Grove or in the Cottenwood area. Police have issued a BOLO for a late model silver chevy. Any info please call the Freeport Police Department.
*Details are from fans or limited info from scanner traffic. ... See MoreSee Less
Did anyone else see a woman walking on 26 wearing a backpack and no shirt??! ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone know if Henderson Rd is open going toward Danfoss? Asking for my mom...Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Stephenson/ Mernitz, fire trucks and police. House fire? ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone else having tap water smelling like pond water? Walnut and Homer. ... See MoreSee Less
From the governor's office.
I have issued a state disaster proclamation for Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, and Whiteside counties in response to the extensive flooding they have experienced. This disaster proclamation will ensure continued state support to these communities to protect their residents and critical infrastructure, fight floodwaters brought on by recent heavy rains, and begin the recovery process. ... See MoreSee Less
I have issued a state disaster proclamation for Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, and Whiteside counties in response to the extensive flooding they have experienced. This disaster proclamation will ensure continued state support to these communities to protect their residents and critical infrastructure, fight floodwaters brought on by recent heavy rains, and begin the recovery process.
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CANCEL - CHILD'S FATHER HAS BEEN LOCATED URGENT - MISSING CHILD The Freeport Police Department has the below depicted male child in protective custody at this time. This child was found alone in the area of Chicago Avenue and Pershing Street in Freeport a short time ago. If anyone knows who this child is or who the parent/legal guardian might be please contact the Freeport Police Department immediately at 815.235.8222.
!!!! NWS: FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR STEPHENSON COUNTY UNTIL 2:00AM!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
!!!! TORRENTIAL RAINFALL ON IT'S WAY!!!
Estimated time is 7:30
A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT WHITESIDE, EASTERN JO DAVIESS, CARROLL, STEPHENSON, SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON AND NORTHEASTERN CLINTON COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM CDT, At 658 PM CDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Hanover to Erie. Movement was east at 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail are possible with these storms
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. ... See MoreSee Less
Has anyone noticed a rotten fish smell coming from your water? We just noticed it today, smell is even there after running through a filter system. We are on the east side of town . ... See MoreSee Less
Updated road closures as of 45 minutes ago from stephenaon County emergency management ... See MoreSee Less
*****THIS INFORMATION IS NO LONGER UP TO DATE - PLEASE VISIT OUR PAGE FOR THE MOST RECENT ROAD CLOSURES***** Road Closures in Stephenson County and City of Freeport - Update as of Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM. #StephCo
Does anyone know how Bypass 20 towards Galena is? Is was 1 lane westbound this morning on my way to work. Trying to make sure I don't need an alternate route on the way home around 4:30. ... See MoreSee Less
Going around these signs can get you a couple things.
1. it's illegal and you could get a ticket.
2. If water is over the road you can't see the condition of the road it could be washed out.
3. If the road has a bridge, that bridge could be damaged but looks OK to drive on.
4. You end up turning around anyway adding already more time to your trip.
5. The list can go on...
You are putting yourself and others at risk doing so! ... See MoreSee Less
Fan photo. This is bypass 20 Eastbound, East of 75. Road is open, use caution going around the curve. ... See MoreSee Less
Sharing from a fan. Route 26 south of town is open and clear! ... See MoreSee Less
Highway 26 South Update
Lamm Road is closed from baillyvile to walnut. ... See MoreSee Less
Road update -
Update: 26 is open and no water across the road. 8:06
Unconfirmed reports that 26 now has water across the road on the south side of town in front of Logans, road is still open according to social media. ... See MoreSee Less
PECATONICA RIVER AT FREEPORT: Waters way above Flood Stage in Freeport, and relief still several days away.
More road closed updates. ... See MoreSee Less
Business Rt.20 Into or Leaving Freeport is CLOSED. Use the bypass and enter or leave Freeport via Highway 26. We've heard reports of people moving the barricades and going around them. We saw 10 cars trying to enter or leave Freeport in the 10 minutes we were there just now and had to turn aroumd. Share This.
Water is starting to make its way on the road on 26 near the old Kmart (by Arby's). It's very possible the road will be covered in the morning. Plan your commute accordingly.
IDOT will be monitoring the accessibility and will keep the road open as long as it's safe to do so. ... See MoreSee Less
Water rising south of town. ... See MoreSee Less
Kmart Parking lot now filling with water. Arby's has water in their lot and are now closed. Donuts Delite and Subway have water in their parking lots as well. Water is moving around to the front of the businesses.
Pecatonica River at Freeport is cresting just below Major Flood Stage, with a slow recession expected over the next week.
Freeport Scanner shared US National Weather Service Quad Cities Iowa/Illinois's photo. ... See MoreSee Less
Major flooding is forecast on the Pecatonica River at Freeport. (Please visit weather.gov/dvn for more information.)
Ironic, Freeport Road in Freeport, Maine,several years ago. Watch this to the very end. Then remember it when you want to go through water covering a road. ... See MoreSee Less
Post your flooding updates or pictures here!
Many roads closed in Stephenson and all surrounding counties.
DO NOT TRAVEL DOWN FLOODED ROADS OR AROUND BARRICADES! ... See MoreSee Less
They are calling for up to 2" an hour with these storms! ... See MoreSee Less
Thunderstorms will continue overnight. Storms south of I-80 will pose at least a minor flooding risk, along with strong/gusty winds and isolated hail. A potentially higher flash flooding risk could evolve from thunderstorms moving in from northwest Illinois, along with strong winds and isolated hail in this corridor. If these storms maintain intensity into our area, it's a bit uncertain where the exact axis of torrential rain will set up, but 2"+/hour rain rates will be possible. Live Radar (PC): radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=LOT&product=N0R&overlay=11111111&loop=yes Mobile Weather Including Radar: innovation.srh.noaa.gov/NWSwidget
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS for Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Stephenson Co.'s until 12:15 AM. 60 mph wind gusts and penny-sized hail possible. Torrential rainfall coming with these storms too. - Meteorologist Alex Kirchner