Interstate 29 closes from Pacific Junction to Missouri border

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Transportation reports the closing of Interstate 29 again today.

The interstate opened briefly this morning, but transportation officials say water is over I-29 between Missouri Valley and Crescent. Both lanes north and south are closed.

Highway 34 and Highway 2 exits are closed.

I-29 was closed from the Iowa border to St. Joseph Tuesday night, less than two weeks after it was repaired and re-opened after the March flooding.

Flooding again restricts travel in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa

World-Herald News Service

Flooding again has begun to restrict travel in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

U.S. Highway 34 south of Offutt Air Force Base closed Tuesday evening and Nebraska Highway 2 at Nebraska City closed Saturday. Interstate 680 is at risk of closing because of high water on the Iowa side. A detour also is in place off I-29 between 25th Street and 16th Street in Council Bluffs.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Iowa transportation officials closed I-29 in both directions from U.S. Highway 34 to the Missouri border. The current detour is U.S. 71 from Missouri to I-80 in Iowa.

Numerous county roads along rivers and streams closed Tuesday.

Among the major routes at risk of closing:

» Interstate 29 near Honey Creek.

» Highway 275 in Nebraska has water on it north of Nickerson, according to state officials. It’s down to one lane a few miles south of West Point.

» Nebraska officials were watching Highway 75 north of Plattsmouth near the Platte River, said Tim Weander, Omaha area district engineer for the Nebraska Department of Transportation.