By: Christine Souders
Flooding has closed one Quad Cities area road until further notice.
Barstow Road from 12th Avenue North to 226th Street North is shut down.
That's because the Rock River is above foot above flood stage near Barstow, Illinois, and more than 3 feet above flood stage near Joslin, Illinois, and it's still rising.
The National Weather Service said it's expected to go up even further by Thursday morning.
But there's good news, the water is expected to go back down by Sunday.
And with the Rock River above flood stage, homes near the Rock are at risk of taking on water.
Homeowners we talked to living in a neighborhood off Barstow Road said they are used to feeling the brunt of flooding waters.
It was only a few years back when Larry Scott said the flooding was so bad, he could barely get out of his driveway, "Inundated some houses and it was about maybe 3 feet deep coming into the addition. So a lot of us actually have higher trucks or actually walk through the water to get into the addition."
And down the street, Homeowner Christina Goins told us there's no point in trying to leave her neighborhood, when the roads are already closed because of flooding, "Sometimes we're just stuck here."
Goins said her house has escaped flooding each year because her home is surrounded by a ravine, but her neighbors haven't been so lucky, and Goins said that's the price she and her neighbors pay by living so close to the Rock River.
"Putting it in God's hand. That's all I can do, if it floods we have to deal with it."
And Larry Scott said when springtime nears, he's watching the rising waters, "The river can come up and flush away anywhere from 3 to 5 feet in a matter of hours so there's always a concern when you live in the river basin."
Right now, there's still plenty of snow up North, which means there could be more flooding in the coming weeks.