Oakton campus remains closed by flooding

A flooded parking lot on the OCC Des Plaines campus.

Update at 3 p.m.: Oakton has extended the closing through Tuesday.

Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus will remain closed for classes and all activities on Monday because of Des Plaines River flooding.

The Skokie campus is scheduled to be open. 

The Des Plaines River reached major flood stage last week, and although campus buildings are dry, college spokesman Paul Palian says, the parking lots have significant water. Both Central and Golf Roads remain closed by local government authorities.

The college advises students, employees and visitors to visit Oakton’s website for updates.

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