FREMONT – The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists to avoid water covered county roads, and to be aware that not all impassible roads will be barricaded in Dodge County.
Flooding is already beginning throughout the area, as rainfall ranges from steady to deluge throughout the Dodge and Saunders county range. Dodge Country Sheriff Steve Hespen advises all drivers to use extreme caution when driving on the county’s roads. “There are numerous reports of water saturating or nearly covering county roads,” he said, “And the County Highway Superintendent’s office does not have enough barricades to block off all roads with water on them.”
The Burt County Roads department has also issued a public safety statement, saying that the Bell Creek is out of it’s banks and has caused widespread flooding on nearby roads. The roads department is out now, deploying barriers against unsafe roads. For motorists coming through the county, the Burt County Roads Department also stresses the danger of driving over water covered roads.
If you see water covering a road – play it safe. Turn around, don’t drown!