NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Logan County Sheriff is sharing pictures of road damage in the Sandhills. Sheriff Sean Carson says roads are starting to wash out. Avenue 80 and Avenue 40 are two examples or roads west of Stapleton and south of Highway 92 that are under water or developing washouts.
These roads are seeing washouts and water standing in the ditches. Meteorologists say it's been so cold, most of the ground is frozen and it will be tough for the rain to soak in. Meteorologist Brayden Murdock says the area has received about a 1/3 of an inch of rain by 9:30 am.
Sheriff Carson wants folks to let him know about road damage in his county so they can track and document it.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is advising motorists this flooding event is rapidly evolving and will continue to change throughout the rest of the week.
According to NDOT, just a few inches of water can impact your
vehicle’s ability to navigate, cause it to stall, or even float it. Should you encounter water over a roadway, never drive through it. Turn around – don’t drown.
Motorists are reminded to make sure everyone in their vehicle wears a seatbelt and children are in a car safety seat. Never use cruise control in wet weather.
As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance. Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone. Call 911 for any emergency.