Interstate 480 in Omaha fully reopens Friday afternoon after police activity

Interstate 480 has been reopened to traffic after today's police activity.
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 9:05 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Shortly after 8 a.m., Interstate 480 was shut down to northbound traffic in downtown Omaha due to police activity.

As of 9 AM, that closure was in place at Interstate 80 and traffic was blocked from taking the ramp from the northbound JFK to I-480. Both directions were closed at one time but eventually, southbound lanes reopened. Northbound lanes remained closed as of 2:45 p.m.

By roughly 5 p.m., police said the situation was resolved and lanes would reopen.

Those looking to travel downtown were encouraged to use patience with many roads leading there experiencing increased traffic and delays.

Authorities were also on the scene directing traffic.

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