Portion of Highway 1 collapses near Murray after heavy rain

Posted at 9:49 AM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 13:17:58-04

MURRAY, Neb. (KMTV) — Heavy rains caused significant damage to Nebraska Highway 1 just east of Murray on Tuesday, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Contractors are on-site for repairs.

See more from NDOT below:

Effective immediately, emergency closure of N-1 in Murray, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Graham Group (US) Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska, has the $12,996,000 contract. Closure is necessary due to pavement failure east of the Murray viaduct from heavy rains. This viaduct is also closed to pedestrians. Traffic will be maintained by a marked detour along US-34 and N-66.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.

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