The Nebraska Department of Transportation has closed a stretch of Highway 275 between West Point and Highway 91 this morning as ice jams pushed Elkhorn River waters over the roadway.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said they are expecting one of its biggest spring runoff seasons on record and also has been keeping an eye on ice jams in the area.
Ice jams are not all that uncommon this time of year, but the situation near Scribner prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory earlier this week.
The posting on 511.Nebraska.gov reads as follows: “Between NE 32; G Road (West Point) and NE 91 (3 miles west of Scribner). The road is closed because of flooding. See map for detour(s).
Comment: Road is closed to all through traffic. Local traffic only to Scribner and Hooper”