Torrential Rain, Flooding in Crystal Lake

Here are some views of Route 14 near Fanny May and the Shell Gas Station:

Crystal Lake flooding on Route 14 near the Crystal Lake Plaza.

The corner of Devonshire Lake and Route 14 in Crystal Lake.

Vehicles caused a wake on Route 14.

Heading west on Route 14 in Crystal Lake near the Shell Station.

Trucks were plowing through the flooded Route 14.

Thanks to a Friend of McHenry County Blog for the photos.

From the Crystal Lake Police Department:

The Crystal Lake Street Division/Public Works and the Police Department are working to resolve the flooding issues. The Police Department is urging the motoring public to avoid the following intersections listed below. They are closed for through traffic and for pedestrians.

Closed: IL Route 176, west of Walkup Avenue at the Metra train viaduct.

Closed: Keith Avenue at Virginia Street/Rt 14.

Although those are the only streets closed at the moment, we encourage the public not to attempt to pass areas that are flooded over sidewalks or walkways.

If you come across an impassable area or you are stranded as the result of the flooding, please dial 9-1-1.


Torrential Rain, Flooding in Crystal Lake — 26 Comments

  1. Create more roof tops.

    lay down more blacktop and pavement – then, blame global warming!!

  2. Worse?

    This happened in a matter of 15 minutes and it filled up so fast the water was up past the top of the car tires.

    Look at the first pic.

    Cars were stuck in the intersection.

  3. Time to start building an ark ?

    I think not.

    Take heed and pay attention to the weather forecast.

    Use some common sense and don’t try to drive through a flooded intersection, especially
    when you’re in a small car.

  4. NWS: Over 6 Inches of Rain in Cary

    By Amie Rowland (Patch Staff) – Updated June 26, 2013 11:51 am ET
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    NWS: Over 6 Inches of Rain in Cary
    The rain just continues to fall and a heavy downpour early today has left standing water in area communities.

    But just how much rain has fallen so far?

    The National Weather Service posted the following rainfall totals from the past 24 hours earlier this morning:
    Cary: 6.15 inches
    Lake Zurich: 5.63
    Crystal Lake: 4.5
    McHenry: 4.4
    Arlington Heights: 4.31
    Wheeling: 4.25
    Woodstock: 4.07
    Algonquin: 2.79
    Lincolnshire: 2.58
    Mundelein: 2.56
    Chicago: 2.35
    Barrington: 2.26
    Lake Bluff: 1.51
    O’Hare: 1.21

  5. Nob, you are an idiot. Plus you can’t spell or even speak the language correctly. I remember in the early seventies being stuck at that intersection in a tiny Datsun. (Car never ran when it was wet because there were no foorboards. Cheap Japanese metal.) Had to push it into the Shell station and wait for it to dry out. That intersection is notorious for flooding very quickly. Nob is still an idiot and knows nothing. It’s not the depth is the ferocity over a short period of time. You can drown in a tesaspoon of water if you inhale it correctly.

  6. You had photos up before and sent out a notice that the road was closed before Crystal Lake sent out their warning.

    Great work, Cal!

    That white car is undoubtedly going to be totaled due to the amount of saturation in the electrical system.

    Our Prius was totaled a few years back for exactly the same scenario.

  7. Gotta love this blog!

    Crystal Lakes text came thru my phone at 7:02.

    McHenry County Blogs notice warned us well before 5:30!

  8. Climate change
    Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have been identified as primary causes of ongoing climate change, often referred to as global warming.[1]

    Scientists actively work to understand past and future climate by using observations and theoretical models. A climate record—extending deep into the Earth’s past—has been assembled, and continues to be built up, based on geological evidence from borehole temperature profiles, cores removed from deep accumulations of ice, floral and faunal records, glacial and periglacial processes, stable-isotope and other analyses of sediment layers, and records of past sea levels. More recent data are provided by the instrumental record. General circulation models, based on the physical sciences, are often used in theoretical approaches to match past climate data, make future projections, and link causes and effects in climate change.

  9. Would’ve been easier and perfectly accurate to say – climate change is cyclical and is not controlled by man.

  10. Cindy the rain amount, intensity in 2013 happened in like 90 min.

    As you pointed out that intersection has a history of flooding.

    My point is yesterdays rain fall was not as bad has it has been.

    Just the facts Luv.

  11. wow cindy calm down…..

    my friends car is one of those pictures the people behind her pressured her into driving through that…

    she made it but it was like driving a boat.

    I am just glad everyone got home.

    that is crazy how fast the rain came down regardless of how many inches total…

  12. My husband saw the area near Countryside, which always floods, with a minivan submerged to the roof of the car.

    Cal should ban Cindy for the name calling, it’s childish and out of control although not out of character.

  13. I never ever name call. The Mrs. is one of those that understands nothing, yet knows everything and so wants her special slanted outlook to be followed by the letter.

  14. Amanda? Your friend is an idiot to let others tell her what to do. I know of someone in another state that drown becauses she drove “through” a river when the road flooded. (Just last month.) It is a fool that lets others tell them to jump.

  15. This is how stupid progressives are: I don’t like something. Let’s ban it! Wah, wah, wah.

  16. Cal on IL Route 176 near Countryside flower shop, sadly no photo to share sorry.

  17. Here’s what I know Cindy, just read up a few posts where you call someone an idiot, your favorite insult. You are obviously unhinged. Bless your heart.

  18. Hope readers who see newsworthy events will take photos and send them to me.

  19. “Ban ESL, blah, blah, blah, blaaaaaahhhhh…” Coming from compassionate conservatives, I suppose that is patriotic. Or not? 2018, why the delay? Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  20. Climate change is real but unfortunately for the “scientists” it’s not man made.

    Heck they can’t explain what the dinosaurs did to cause it.

    Given their size I guess their cars must have been huge polluters.

    Meanwhile, pay your carbon tax and send more jobs to China.

    I guess according to the Paris accord their carbon Is less damaging than USA carbon.

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