|Flooding continues to cause problems across the region, but some area officials are looking to what could be the beginning of the end.
The National Weather Service says as of Sunday night, the Spoon River at London Mills had an estimated level of 22 feet, seven feet above flood stage, but other issues caused virtually the whole village to be flooded.
The city's police department says crews have worked to get water pumped out of the town, and have seen water levels drop significantly -- so much so that cleanup is expected to start Tuesday.
In the meantime, a meeting is being held Monday in London Mills to talk about cleanup and other flood-related issues. It will be held at 6 p-m at the London Mills United Methodist Church on Plato Street.
They say, though, that residents who are already start cleaning up should take photographs of anything damaged before moving it, and not to discard anything right now. Trash, meanwhile, can be put on the side of the roadway.
Flooding problems also continue in Oquawka, as officials there say a sand levy had an issue Saturday, causing some homes already flooded to take on more water.
In Knox County, U-S 150 leading in to the city remains closed due to flood-related damage.
We will have a list of area road closures online at WGIL.com.
Knox and McDonough Counties were added over the weekend to the over 40 other counties in Illinois listed as disaster areas, which also includes Fulton and Henry Counties.