COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — Pottawattamie County Dispatch has confirmed a working fire near the interstate at the Nebraska-Iowa border.
Heavy smoke is obscuring traffic at the westbound 1-80 and I-29 interchange as it blows across the road, aided by the strong winds and dry conditions. The Nebraska Department of Transportation 511 weather cams show prominent smoke rising from the area as far as 35th and Farnam Street in Omaha.
As of 6:30 p.m., flames were visible as fuel continued to burn on the Council Bluffs side of the bridge. It is advised to avoid the area if possible if closures continue. Currently, the I-80 1A exit is closed.
🚨 TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨— NSP Capt. Sutter (@NSP_CaptSutter) April 13, 2022
Crews are working on controlling a grass fire near I-80 at the Missouri River bridge.
Please avoid the area or expect reduced visibility, lane closures, and delays. #NSPomaha pic.twitter.com/ZZfrEB9nfa
The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. and is actively being battled by Council Bluffs Fire Department, Lewis Township Fire Department, and the Crescent Fire Department.
This is a developing story. 3 News Now will provide an update when more information becomes available.