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.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) shared this view, and warning, of Highway 34, just southeast of Omaha.
TURN AROUND— Omaha Hwy Conditions (@NDOTomaha) June 3, 2019
DO NOT GO AROUND BARRICADES. pic.twitter.com/3tF5c6SLaO
The Omaha Police Department's helicopter shared a view of the Missouri River and flooding going on north of city from Saturday.
A short video from 6/1 of the flooding north of @OMAairport along the river valley separating #Iowa and #Nebraska. This was before the effects of the higher release levels and rain today as well as why I-29 and I-680 are closed. pic.twitter.com/trBL9yyOey— OPD Helicopter (@OPDABLE1) June 3, 2019
A Council Bluffs police officer shared some aerial views of the interstate system in Iowa.
The power of the Missouri, crossing I-680 west of I-29 pic.twitter.com/Rd24JfP5b3— LT Budd (@CBLtBudd) June 3, 2019
Tom Hanafan Park is closed due to a water issue...keep out or you may get cited or arrested for trespassing. pic.twitter.com/lq71lrlJp1— LT Budd (@CBLtBudd) June 2, 2019
Iowa's Department of Transportation (IDOT) is providing updates on closures that are sure to impact drivers.
Flooding has caused the closure of I-680 in both directions near the Mormon Bridge north of Council Bluffs. Closures remain in place in SW Iowa for segments of I-29, Iowa 2, U.S. 34, Iowa 275 and Iowa 333. Get the latest information on https://t.co/CPBR3EaGCm pic.twitter.com/7PEMdWO92P— Iowa DOT (@iowadot) June 3, 2019
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.