Platte River ice jams continue to cause flooding in eastern Nebraska
Authorities closely monitoring areas near Fremont
(WOWT) - A flood watch continues to be in effect throughout east-central, northeast, and southeast Nebraska due to ice jams along area rivers, primarily the Platte River.
Dodge, Butler, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington, Colfax, Platte, and Cass counties are all under the flood watch.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is monitoring flooding in the low-lying areas around the Platte River near Fremont.
Ridgeland Road at State Lakes Road is now closed due to flooding.
Residents in southwest Fremont are seeing the effects of an ice jam near the Highway 77 bridge as well.
South Ridge Road at State Lakes Road is also closed due to water cover in Dodge County. A voluntary evacuation order has been put in place along the Platte River surrounding lakes along Ride Road and Big Island Road.
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