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Ice-jam flooding on Elkhorn River closes stretch of eastern Nebraska highway

SCRIBNER, Neb. (AP) -- Officials have shut down a stretch of rural highway in eastern Nebraska after ice jams on the Elkhorn River sent floodwaters over it.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation announced Friday that it had closed a nine-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 275 between Scribner and West Point. The department said in a tweet that water was covering part of the highway.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Dodge County until 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Dodge County Emergency Manager Thomas Smith told the Omaha World-Herald that the area flooded is open farmland. Last March, historic flooding in eastern Nebraska closed 3,300 highway miles

Associated Press

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