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Many Local Roads Closing

Many Local Roads Closing
Elkhorn River nearly bank-full at the Highway 32 Bridge on the west edge of West Point at 11am Wednesday March 13th.

The Burt County Roads Department has  issued a safety statement for those traveling county roads.  Bell Creek is out of its banks and other creeks are also rising.  Water is over numerous roads – please use caution when driving. Do not drive through standing water.  Crews are working to get barricades up in the affected areas.

 

 

 

Cuming County tells us Highway 32 to Wisner on 6th Road is closed. It’s also known as the Wisner Blacktop.  Please don’t drive through standing water.  Officials say it’s washing roads away so there may not be a road underneath.  Not all roads with water running over them are marked.  Cuming County has run  out of barricades.

 

11am in West Point…west side of town at Grove and Maple

 

 

 

High water north of the highway thru Beemer. As of 930am.

 

 

 

High water north of the highway thru Beemer. As of 930am.

 

 

 

Dodge County dispatch tells us  Highway 275 at Scribner has some water over the road and may have to close soon.  Scribner fire and  rescue have the flood gates ready should they need to  be used.   5-1-1 reports Highway 32 is experiencing flooding west of West Point near Highway 15.     Becky Lerch, with the Cuming County Planning, Zoning and Flood Plain Administration  says  numerous roads are or will be impacted by water over them.  So  drive with caution.  Between NE 32; G Road (West Point) and US 77 (10 miles east of Scribner). The road is closed because of flooding.  Highway 9 between Highway 51 and Pender is now closed because of water on the road.

 

 

 

A listener called to say water is going over the road on Hwy
51 east of Co Rd 11.  State trucks are at the site.

 

Nebraska is encountering significant weather across the State.
Melting snow coupled with rain has created flooding in many parts of Nebraska.  The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is advising motorists this flooding event is rapidly evolving and will
continue to change throughout the rest of the week.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date travel conditions available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System.  The system is available at all times via phone, online at www.511.nebraska.gov, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or
by dialing 511.

Again, this is a rapidly evolving event.  Please remember, just a few inches of water can impact your vehicle’s ability to navigate, cause it to stall, or even float it.  Should you encounter water over a
roadway, never drive through it.  Turn around – don’t drown.

Motorists are reminded to make sure everyone in their vehicle wears a seat belt and children are in a car safety seat.  Never use cruise control in wet weather.

For safe-driving tips information, visit NDOT’s website,
http://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/driving/

As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance. Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone. Call 911 for any emergency.

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