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Weather permitting, Highway 61 north of Hyannis will be raised using asphalt millings, the State Transportation Department says.
LINCOLN — State roads workers said Thursday that they are making progress in reopening flooded Sand Hills highways.
U.S. Highway 83 south of Valentine is now open for two-way traffic, and Nebraska Highway 97 south of Merritt Reservoir has reopened for one-way traffic, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Weather permitting, the department said that the roadway on Nebraska 61 north of Hyannis will be raised using asphalt millings to deal with water over the road there. That’s a change of heart from two weeks ago, when a official said there was little that could be done about flooding there.
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The high water and ice on Highway 61 have caused worries and forced detours for school bus drivers, livestock trucks and mail vehicles.
Abnormally high rainfall since spring has flooded marshes and ponds in the Sand Hills. As a result, highways and dozens of county roads have been flooded.
Flooding in March also washed out several bridges on the Niobrara River. A state official said the bridge between Atkinson and Butte on Nebraska 11 remains closed, and a temporary bridge below Spencer Dam, which collapsed during the flood, is still carrying one lane of traffic on U.S. 281. Temporary bridges are also in use near the town of Niobrara.
The Elkhorn River at the Maple Street bridge is shown under water Monday March 18, 2019.
Floodwaters from the Elkhorn River have gone down and now expose a heavily damaged West Dodge Road.
Floodwaters from the Elkhorn River have started to recede, exposing a heavily damaged West Dodge Road.
The eastbound lanes of West Dodge Road just west of 228th Street show the damage done after floodwaters went down Monday.
A cow makes its way through floodwaters near Columbus, Nebraska, on Friday.
A shell of the Spencer dam is left on the Niobrara River.
Floodwaters engulf a farm near Missouri Valley on Friday.
Floodwaters flow over a railroad bridge near Arlington, Nebraska, on Friday.
Floodwaters make their way into North Bend, Nebraska, on Friday.
The Elkhorn River encroaches on Waterloo on Sunday.
A portion of Highway 92 has been destroyed by floodwaters in western Douglas County.
The Elkhorn River has covered several parts of western Douglas County.
A levee breach is shown on the Platte River near Ashland on Sunday.
Valley is shown inundated by floodwaters on Sunday.
An aerial view of Missouri Valley near the Interstate 29 exit on March 15.
An aerial view of Missouri Valley as floodwaters continue to impact the area on Friday.
A house is surrounded by floodwaters near Waterloo, Nebraska, on Friday.
Floodwaters envelop King Lake, Nebraska, on Friday.
Floodwaters swallow the town of Rogers, Nebraska, on Friday.
Water recedes in the town of Niobrara Neb. The highway showing is Hwy 12 and Hwy 14 Junction.
The Morman bridge on Highway 12 between Niobrara and Niobrara State Park was wiped out by a flood.
A train is stopped on flooded tracks next to the Platte River near Cedar Creek, Nebraska, on Friday.
Interstate 29 surrounded by water near exit 56 in Council Bluffs, which is part of a section that is closed due to flooding on Friday.
Highway 75's northbound lane is closed because of flooding near Merritt's Beach RV Park on Friday.
A Nebraska National Guard helicopter flies over areas flooded by the Platte River near Columbus, Nebraska, on Friday.
Highway 81 covered in floodwaters south of Columbus, Nebraska, on Friday.
A Nebraska National Guard helicopter flies over flooded Waterloo on Friday.
Cars drive drive across a flooded Platte River on Highway 50 just north of Louisville.
Water covers a road near Valley, Nebraska.
A westward, aerial view of a flooded Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park on Friday.
An aerial view of Missouri Valley, Iowa, as floodwaters continue to impact the area on Friday.
The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska was evacuated due to flooding.
A truck drives through a flooded road near the Platte River.
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