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Nebraska transportation agency announces opening of highways

March 29, 2019

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced the reopening of three eastern Nebraska highways in the wake of historic flooding earlier this month.

The department said Friday in a news release that parts of Highways 14, 30 and 81 have reopened following inspection and repairs by department crews and contractors.

Highway 14 between Verdigre and the Standing Bear Bridge has re-opened, as has Highway 30 between Columbus and Silver Creek. Highway 81 has been reopened while still under construction, which will mean some lane restrictions and construction zone speed reductions.

Motorists are still urged to check 511 — online at www.511.nebraska.gov or by dialing 511 — for road conditions before traveling in the state, as many local and county roads remain impassible.