Flooding on March 20

Flooding in the Nebraska City area in March forced some major roadways to be shut down. Highway 2, which had been closed for 56 days after the mid-March flooding, is closed again.

Add Interstate 680 to the list of Missouri River crossings closed because of flooding.

A detour is in place that directs I-680 traffic onto Interstate 80.

In addition, U.S. Highway 34 south of Offutt Air Force Base closed Tuesday evening and Nebraska Highway 2 at Nebraska City closed Saturday. A detour also is in place off I-29 between 25th Street and 16th Street in Council Bluffs.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Iowa transportation officials closed I-29 in both directions from U.S. Highway 34 to the Missouri border. The current detour is U.S. 71 from Missouri to I-80 in Iowa.

Numerous county roads along rivers and streams closed Tuesday.

Among the major routes at risk of closing:

» Highway 275 in Nebraska has water on it north of Nickerson, according to state officials. It’s down to one lane a few miles south of West Point.

» Nebraska officials were watching Highway 75 north of Plattsmouth near the Platte River, said Tim Weander, Omaha area district engineer for the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

For Nebraska drivers, there's a sliver of good news: Nebraska Highway 15, south of Schuyler, is slated to reopen Saturday to traffic in both north and south lanes.

The bridge there was heavily damaged during flooding in March. It will reopen to one-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

M.E. Collins Contracting will continue work on that stretch until all flood damage has been fixed — expect occasional lane closures and flagging operations as construction continues. Drivers should be cautious and expect delays.

Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Phone: 402-444-1102.

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