Crystal Springs Park southeast of Fairbury was opened to the public on Monday June 1, the recreational area had been closed for three weeks, due to the large amounts of damage caused by recent flooding.
According to Larry Naiman, Assistant Superintendent for the Water Department, the park is cleaned up, but the flood waters had damaged the roads and washed the gravel away.
“Drive slowly and stay on the roads, because the roads are still being worked on and a lot of the land surrounding the lake is very soft,” Naiman said.
The holes have been filled-in on the roads and new rock is going to be hauled to the lake.
“Until the rock gets laid on the road, drivers need to be cautious due to it being slick and soft,” Naiman added.