Nebraskans, be warned: Keep your hands off South Dakota's sandbags.
Nebraska-licensed pickups and other vehicles — loaded with sandbags apparently taken from stockpiles near Yankton, S.D. — have been seen crossing Gavins Point Dam and the Missouri River bridge linking Nebraska and South Dakota at Yankton.
“They're easy to see,'' said Brian Scott, a spokesman for Yankton County Emergency Management.
Scott said the stockpiles — about 100,000 total sandbags — were filled for use by Yankton County residents who may need to reinforce flood walls as the river rises.
“Our residents think they might be done (building sandbag walls), but if they need more sandbags, we don't want our supply to be exhausted,'' Scott said. “The river is changing every day.''
Scott said county authorities don't plan to post law officers at the stockpiles but would appreciate it if Nebraskans produced their own sandbags.
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