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Dept. of Transportation reports bridge damage across state

Posted: 12:40 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 13:40:17-04
NSP - Highway 21 South of Broken Bow

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has released a report of bridges damaged across the state due to flooding.

They are:

  • Highway 12 at Niobrara
  • Highway 22 just south of Genoa
  • Highway 281 just south of Spencer
  • Highway 11 just south of Butte

NDOT says:

Many bridges will remain closed until bridge inspection can occur. Please do not drive on bridges until
they have been inspected and reopened. Do not drive around barricades.

Once the waters have receded, NDOT will provide detours for each bridge that has either been washed
out or requires repair.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination. 511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System. The system
is available at all times via phone by, online at www.511.nebraska.gov [511.nebraska.gov] , Nebraska 511’s smartphone app
or by dialing 511.

Please remember, just a few inches of water can impact your vehicle’s ability to navigate, cause it to
stall, or even float it. Should you encounter water over a roadway, never drive through it and do not drive
around barricades or flagged closures. Turn around – don’t drown.

Motorists are reminded to make sure everyone in their vehicle wears a seatbelt and children are in a car
safety seat. Never use cruise control in wet weather.

As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of
assistance. Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone. Call 911 for any emergency.