Hwy 2 re-opens after flood closures

HASTINGS, Neb. The Nebraska State Patrol just tweeted that after being closed the majority of the day, hwy 2 has now re-opened between Grand Island and Cairo.

Morning barricades were put in place on Highway 2 outside Grand Island. Water could be seen flooding the road at Engleman and Highway 2.

That stretch of Hwy 2 was blocked off both directions through Cairo.
Some drivers continued to take their chances, as multiple reports surfaced of vehicles getting stuck this morning.

Officials urged drivers to not go around the barricades at the time.