Driving in northeast Nebraska discouraged due to flooding

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation is asking people to avoid driving in northeast Nebraska due to flooding on multiple roads. They said that melting snow and rain has created flooding. The water continues to increase over multiple roads. 

Most recently, roads surrounding the community of Pierce have flooded, effectively closing the town. 

As water levels continue to rise, they remind people that even a few inches of water can affect a vehicle’s ability to drive, possibly even stalling it or causing it to float. They are reminding people to not drive through such water. 

To ensure safety, they also remind drivers to wear a seatbelt and not use cruise control in wet weather. 

If anyone plans to travel, the DOT asks you to check the state’s intereactive map of interactive conditions. Click here to see it. The Highway Helpline is also available at any time of the day. Driver can call the Nebraska State Patrol by dialing *55. 

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