Dauberman Road closures for motorists’ safety

By on March 22, 2014
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Photo: A backhoe last week sank into Welch Creek in Kaneville. The creek has flooded repeatedly this winter, forcing two separate closures of the stretch of Dauberman Road between Main Street and Scott roads. Courtesy Photo

KANEVILLE—The stretch of Dauberman Road between Main Street and Scott roads in Kaneville has been closed twice this year, due to Welch Creek flooding that has resulted in both wet and icy road conditions.

“People won’t slow down,” said Kane County Division of Transportation’s Scott VerVynck. “We had no choice but to close it for their safety.”

VerVynck said there were a couple of instances of cars rolling over when they hit the water and began hydroplaning.

“It pulled them into the ditch,” he said. “It was a bad situation.”

The latest closure took place on March 13. The road reopened the next day.

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