Viaduct Flooding Awareness

Avoid Flooded Viaducts

The City of Champaign reminds drivers to never drive or walk through standing water. The water level may be much higher than it appears.

Enlarge Photo of Flooded Viaduct (Springfield?)

Flooded Viaduct (Springfield?)
Photo Courtesy of Dan O’Brien

Just 6 inches of fast moving water can sweep a car off the highway, and 12 inches of fast moving water can float a car or cause it to turn over.

Heavy rains can cause Champaign’s viaducts on Logan St., Springfield Ave., and Stadium Dr. to flood. In the event of flooding, Champaign Public Works recommends drivers try crossing at Bradley Ave., University Ave., Kirby Ave., or Windsor Rd.

Enlarge Photo of Flooded Viaduct (Market?)

Flooded Viaduct (Market?)
Photo Courtesy of Dan O’Brien

Never drive into standing water under viaducts. Doing so can damage your vehicle, leave you stranded, and injure you.