Fatal crash blocks westbound I-480 near Creighton law school

Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 12:51 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - One person died in an interstate crash Friday afternoon near Creighton University.

A dispatcher with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to 6 News that one person died in a traffic incident on westbound Interstate 480 near Creighton University’s law school.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office was asking those traveling westbound out of Council Bluffs to avoid I-480 as they expected the area to be closed for some time.

Fire crews and other emergency personnel were at the scene and diverting traffic at about 12:30 p.m. near the fatal crash on westbound Interstate 480, near 24th and Cass streets.

Traffic cameras showed westbound I-480 traffic open and flowing again by about 3:30 p.m. Friday.

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.

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