Flood Waters Rising in Western Nebraska
CREATED Sep. 19, 2013
ROSCOE - Flooding along the South Platte River in western Nebraska had initially caused little damage, but the river continues to rise as floodwaters from Colorado arrive.
The flooding began near the Colorado-Nebraska border on Wednesday and forced officials to close the Interstate 80 exit into Big Springs and evacuate a truck stop there.
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Jodie Fawl says the South Platte was extremely full at Ogallala Thursday morning, but hadn't yet overflowed.
The river is expected to continue rising by Ogallala throughout the day.
The National Weather Service predicts flooding will continue along the South Platte and later the Platte River over the next several days as the surge of water moves east.
Flood warnings for the rivers extend from Fort Morgan, Colo., east nearly to Kearney, Neb.
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