Rockford Scanner fan was one of several that were stranded at the park, because of the flash flooding. They sent us the following:
“I was one stuck at the park today for a few hours. Our vehicles are still there and we were instructed not to contact the forest preserve until tomorrow morning to hopefully retrieve them. All but just a couple of us had cell phone service and were finally able to get the fire department to come get us. They found a path through the forest and took us out to Caledonia road by gator vehicles. Quite a longer afternoon and some bad luck for 18 of us. We definitely did not expect this to happen at a 1 year olds birthday party where he skies were sunny and rain for a half hour could cause all of this. But a memorable birthday party indeed. Stinks but at least everyone is ok.”
This afternoon storms rolled through the area causing some flash flooding to our East.
There are approx. 10 vehicles stuck inside the Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area in Boone County.
There is flash flooding going on, and several people are unable to get out of the park.
Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area is located 3.2 miles north of Route 173 on Caledonia Road
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Unrelated to the incident above, but is flash flood related in the stateline.
Apple River Canyon State Park also received flash flooding and washed their bridge out.