The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood emergency for locations along the Platte River from Schuyler down to Ashland until 4:45 this afternoon.
The surge of floodwaters down the Platte resulted from a recent ice jam breakup on the Loup. Floodwaters could quickly rise 4 to 5 feet along the Platte.
Some of the effected areas include Fremont, Ashland, Valley, North Bend, Yutan, Inglewood, Morse Bluff, Leshara, Rogers, Two Rivers State Recreation Area, Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area, Camp Eagle and Camp Cedars. This includes Interstate 80 in Nebraska between mile markers 428 and 430. You should get to higher ground now.