With heavy rains saturating the ground throughout the week, water levels are rising in the region, forcing a portion of Highway 8 near Reynolds to close. Here are some photos taken around southwestern Jefferson County, and of the road closure:
As of roughly 4 a.m. on Sunday, the Nebraska Department of Roads has declared Highway 8 officially reopen.
The Little Blue River is expected to crest on Saturday night, at a height of 17.5 feet. Here are some photos of the Little Blue:
Officials advise drivers to be cautious and not to cross any roadways covered by water as it could result in injury and even death. A flood warning is in effect until 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.