Flooding shutters Beardstown schools

Beardstown School District will remain closed until Monday as a result of extensive flooding in the area, superintendent Reggie Clinton said.

The Illinois River is encroaching on the Cass County town of 6,100.

U.S. 67 between Meredosia and Beardstown remains closed at the Indian Creek Bridge.

The bridge in Beardstown remains open as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.