Key sections of Interstates in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area opened Wednesday after being closed because of flooding.

Interstate 680 and a short stretch of I-29 on the northern edge of Council Bluffs reopened at 3 p.m.

The highways had been closed since late May because of flooding. It was the second time this year that flooding closed the two stretches of Interstate.

The I-680 opening means that there’s now another open bridge across the Missouri River between Nebraska and Iowa.

The I-29 opening is from Council Bluffs at North 25th Street north to I-680 near Crescent.

Significant closures of Interstate 29 to the north and south of Omaha remain in effect, however. North of I-680, I-29 remains closed. South of Glenwood, I-29 remains closed.

Also this week, the flood-damaged, east-west road linking Blair to the town of Nickerson and U.S. 275 reopened.

One lane of Nebraska 91 opened Wednesday and both lanes will open Friday. The roadway and shoulder were rebuilt at a cost of $1.8 million.

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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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