HEARTLAND FLOOD: Highway 2 remains clear as waters threaten

FREMONT COUNTY, Iowa (WOWT) -- While the Missouri River keeps finding places to go where it doesn't belong, travelers along Highway 2 in southwest Iowa managed to keep traveling Sunday.

The Highway was under water during the spring flooding between I-29 and Nebraska City.

However to the north, just outside of Glenwood, many rural roads along the Missouri River were closed with water rushing over them. Farther north than that, just outside Crescent, Iowa, parts of Interstates 680 and 29 were under water again.

Drivers we spoke to stopping for gas at the Highway 2 and I-29 intersection said they don’t know what they would do if Highway 2 closed again.

It’s not only the local crossing from Iowa to Nebraska for many people who live there or for those passing through but it’s the difference between a short commute and going hours out of their way.

"It’s huge," Bill Kempston said, "especially for the truckers and everything not having to bypass everything, especially if they’re going west. They can cut through here now instead of having to go all the way through Omaha and then back down to Lincoln and west. So yeah, it’s huge."

With the surrounding area looking much drier than other nearby land it’s looking hopeful that Highway 2 is in the clear this time.