Hall County flooding issues

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- There are many county gravel roads with either running water
over them or become saturated. IF there is an inch or two of water on gravel roads and it has not been closed, proceed with extreme caution. The Gravel roads have become soft and very fluctuant, shifting gravel or sinking mud is becoming an issue. Use alternate routes if available. County Roads Dept. is actively monitoring the roads and water situation.

All roads closed between Alda and Wood River: North and South: 130th Rd, Burwick Rd, 110th Rd, Shauppsville Rd, 90th Rd, 80th Rd. NE 40 Link C (Alda Rd.) from I80 to Alda is closed due to water. Engleman and Wildwood is closed due to water running over road in several areas. Hwy 30 is open.

As the water is making its way to the Wood River Diversion, it is covering several county roads. Remember “Turn around, don’t drown”, it does not take much water to move a vehicle.

Alda: Alda FD is monitoring the water situation in Alda – water is receding.

Wood River: Those who were evacuated might be allowed back into their homes later tonight. The City of Wood River still has water everywhere, it is receding. Wood River Fire Dept. is REQUESTING NOT to start pumping the floodwater out of basements until the water has receded outside. Shelter / volunteer operations are good, and request that traffic to Wood River be kept minimal. All other Wood River issues, contact Wood River Fire Department 308-583-2541.

Please monitor local TV/Radio - Will send updates to Media outlets when updates available.

If any other questions, can call Mindy Osterman, Emergency Management/911 Dept.

Office: 308-385-5360 or mindyo@hcgi.org or melyndao@grand-island.com, and https://www.facebook.com/gihallema911.