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Wet Weather Leads To Wind Turbine Blade Obstructing I-80

Mar 24, 2021
WOWT

A turbine blade is to blame for stopping traffic on a Nebraska interstate.  The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says a wind turbine blade slipped onto Interstate-80 near Gretna yesterday when the trailer carrying it went onto the shoulder.  Authorities closed westbound I-80 until the blade could be removed.  Officials say weather played a role in the accident. 

Omaha World Herald

The parents of four Gretna teenagers who died in a crash last year have filed a tort claim against Sarpy County, alleging that the design of the road where the crash occurred contributed to their deaths. A tort claim is the first step a private citizen must take before suing the government. The Omaha World-Herald reports the girls' parents argue the county road south of Omaha near the crash site, and a guard rail along the road, were negligently designed, constructed and maintained.