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Steve Peters, property manager of the Lakeview Apartments, which is surrounded by flood waters from the Illinois River, uses a make shift bridge to access dry land Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Peoria Heights, Ill. The Illinois River finally crested Tuesday at 29.35 feet, eclipsing a 70-year record in Peoria. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Flooding hits Midwest

Heavy rains and flooding have slammed the Midwest region, shutting major

expressways, delaying commuter trains for hours, cancelling flights and

closing dozens of suburban schools.