Flood Warning Through Wednesday Morning For Ice Jam

COLUMBUS – An ice jam is continuing to cause flooding issues in Columbus.

The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for southeastern Platte County and northwestern Butler County until 10:45 AM Wednesday. Around 10:20 AM on Tuesday, emergency management reported that an ice jam continued to be in place starting near the Tailrace where the Loup Canal empties into the Platte River.

The jam has continued upstream as many as six miles on the Loup River to the Union Pacific Railroad bridge. Lowland flooding is said to be occurring on both the north and south sides of the Loup River, including near Whitetail Lake, the Whitetail subdivision, and Quail Run Golf Course.

Even though flooding has not been reported to be covering any roads, the National Weather Service is still informing drivers to not attempt to drive through flooded roads should they be encountered, saying to turn around and find an alternate route.

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