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Intense rain leads to flooding, wrecks and road closures

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 14:51:36-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Over the past week, heavy rains have pummeled roads, drivers and the already high-flowing Missouri River. With that, many drivers had issues on the interstate and other roads. Today we're taking a look at the havoc wreaked by storms in the area.

Yesterday, roads and recreational areas in Council Bluffs were closed due to flooding.

I-680 eastbound from Omaha to Iowa was shut down Saturday.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) shared this view, and warning, of Highway 34, just southeast of Omaha.

The Omaha Police Department's helicopter shared a view of the Missouri River and flooding going on north of city from Saturday.

A Council Bluffs police officer shared some aerial views of the interstate system in Iowa.

Iowa's Department of Transportation (IDOT) is providing updates on closures that are sure to impact drivers.

IDOT shared this image from westbound I-29 with the message, "Seriously people... the barricades are in place for a reason. The flooding in SW Iowa is dangerous. DO NOT drive around or move barricades and obey all posted signs. The life you save may be your own."

3 News Now Reporter Phil Bergman will provide a more in-depth look at the damage and flood concerns in our area tonight on 3 News Now Live at 6. You can stream it on our website, on the 3 News Now App and on your streaming devices.