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Due to flooding, City of Pierce closes down traffic

Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 16:36:47-04

PIERCE, Neb. (KMTV) — Flooding threats continue to impact numerous towns in Nebraska.

Communities like Pierce, NE have been isolated due to flooded roadways. The town is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic, a press release from the city of Norfolk says.

Medical care in Pierce is still available; however, residents are asked to not travel outside of the town to seek medical assistance.

Aggressive flood operations continue to progress in numerous communities, especially those in northeastern Nebraska.

Flooding is progressing in the Elkhorn River. Rising water levels are being closely monitored. Anyone residing in low lying areas along the river are asked to increase awareness and take protective actions if necessary.

Residents around Norfolk are encouraged to limit water use as much as possible because the sewer system and sewer facility is taking on "extreme amounts of water."

Region 11 Emergency Management has opened the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in light of the flooding.

Click here to see all road closure information.

To contact the Emergency Operations Center, contact (402)-844-2241 or (402)-844-2242.