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Platte River ice jams continue to cause flooding in eastern Nebraska

Authorities closely monitoring areas near Fremont
Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 11:11 AM CST
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(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.

Dodge County

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.

As there continues to be flooding in low lying areas along the Platte, make sure you DO NOT drive around barricades....

Posted by Dodge County Sheriff's Office NE on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Residents in southwest Fremont are seeing the effects of an ice jam near the Highway 77 bridge as well.

Flooding in southwest Fremont caused by an ice jam.
Flooding in southwest Fremont caused by an ice jam.(WOWT)

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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