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Flooding closes I-680 eastbound into Iowa

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 17:18:43-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The rising Missouri River continues to cause problems along the Iowa-Nebraska border.

I-680 eastbound into Iowa closed Friday night due to water over the roads, bringing the number of river crossings closed to six, according to our partners at the Omaha World-Herald.

Iowa 5-11 says the road is closed from the Mormon Bridge to I-29. Flooding has fully closed a stretch of I-29 in north Council Bluffs.

Six bridges that cross rivers are now closed due to flooding, including I-680 in north Omaha, highway 34 between the areas of Bellevue and Glenwood, the Plattsmouth bridge, highway 2 that links Nebraska City and Sidney, IA, highway 136 linking Brownville, NE and Rock Port, MO and highway 159 at Rulo, NE, our partners at the Omaha World-Herald say.

Bridges that remain open Saturday include I-480, I-80, highway 275-Veterans Memorial Bridge and the old Bellevue Bridge. U.S. 36 that links St. Joseph, MO and Elwood, KS remain open farther south.

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