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Flooding prompts more road closures in Mills County

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Posted at 6:57 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 20:14:09-04

MILLS COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Mills County announces additional road closures due to flooding.

Lambert Avenue from 195th St. west to the Plattsmouth bridge is closed, eliminating bridge access.

The county says water is covering roads throughout the area south of Gaston Avenue to the Mills/Fremont County line and in the area between the Missouri River and Interstate 29.

You can monitor road closures by clicking here.

Road access remains open to traffic from 195th Street south of Lambert to Nims Road.

The closures east of I-29 include 195th St. south of Highway 34 to Pacific Junction and Ingrahm west of 195th.

As of Thursday evening, the river rose to 31.17 feet in the area with predictions of very little decrease until June 6th.

Areas that had levee damage from the March flood are now taking on stress from the significant river rise.

Levee breaches have not been repaired and are allowing free river access.

Glenwood Municipal District Water Treatment Plant has implemented emergency precautions to protect their system against potential flooding.

Vinton’s Campground has removed all trailers effective today.

MidAmerican Energy has shut off power west of I-29 between Gaston Ave. and Lambert Ave south of Highway 34 along 195th Steet and is working to shut off power south of Nims Road.

Residents of the City of Pacific Junction and the surrounding area are urged to be vigilant for rising water and be prepared to implement a plan to assure safety should they need to quickly evacuate.

Questions regarding road closures or needs for assistance with evacuation can be directed to 712-527-4871.