As northeast Nebraska continues to deal with widespread flooding due to melting snow and rain, several roads and schools around Dodge County closed down on Wednesday.
U.S. Highway 275 between West Point and Scribner was closed, as was U.S. Highway 91 from Nickerson to the county line, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said on social media. According to the Nebraska Roads 511 website, U.S. Highway 79, from North Bend to Snyder was also closed.
Dodge County Emergency Manager Tom Smith told the Tribune that there is an ice jam on the Platte River, and that Ridge Road in Fremont was facing some flooding.
Smith was dealing with a a lot of county road closures throughout the day Wednesday, the most significant of which was County Road F, between Scribner and U.S. Highway 77, which he said is one of the county’s “most primary roads.” Closures also included the Scribner-Herman road and “basically every road near Maple Creek,” Smith said. Anything east of Highway 79 was likely closed or difficult to travel over, Smith said on Wednesday.