WAYNE – As the rain came down Wednesday in northeast Nebraska, ditches filled up and flowed across several roadways of area towns and counties.
City Administrator Wes Blecke said driving by Industrial Drive in Wayne was closed as of 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.
“There is quite a bit of water over the road there,” said Blecke. “So, that will not be open for the foreseeable future. There is a lot of water there and we don’t want anyone going through there for sure.”
Industrial Drive closed Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. while the trail near the Logan Creek bridge closed Wednesday morning.
Blecke also provided an update from South Sherman Street.
“The new development down there where we just dug a drainage ditch and it’s completely full,” Blecke added. “The water just can’t get out because the Logan is so high that it just starts backing everything else up.”
The north part of the Wayne Airport was completely full throughout the day Wednesday.
“I just advise people if you see running water over a road don’t chance it, don’t go through it,” Blecke mentioned. “Find a way around some place, but don’t go through running water.”
According to the Wayne Police Department social media page: “A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small care, while two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters.”