National Weather Service monitors ice jam flooding along the Platte River
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for areas between North Bend and Fremont Saturday morning. While this warning has expired, a Flood Advisory remains in effect for portions of Dodge County through 6 PM Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, “A large quantity of ice still remains in the river at this time”.
Roads along the Platte River near Fremont were flooded due to an ice jam early Saturday morning. According the Fremont Fire Chief there was flooding on Big Island Road, with authorities advising people stay away from the area. The County Sheriff’s Office says water caused that road and others to close.
No flooding has been reported downstream of Fremont, but a Flood Warning was in effect through 6 PM Saturday for portions of Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders Counties through 6 PM as a precaution. The pulse of water causing the rise in the river levels was south of Valley as of 1:30 PM, with waters receding in Fremont.
If you see water along the road turn around and find another route. It is difficult to determine just how deep the water, until it’s too late.
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