Omaha Police safely resolve ‘situation’ that closed Interstate 480 for 8 hours
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The northbound lanes of Interstate 480 through Omaha were closed for nearly eight hours on Friday.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation posted a tweet at 8:27 a.m. announcing the closure.
I-480 NB Closed
Use alternate routehttps://t.co/DJvMDR3DgC pic.twitter.com/e8SyJfgMV4
— Omaha Hwy Conditions (@NDOTomaha) March 31, 2023
Omaha Police were on scene handling an unknown situation, which resulted in the closure.
Drivers were also asked to avoid using the westbound lane of Farnam Street, which overlooks the interstate.
In tweet at 5 p.m., Omaha Police said the situation was safely resolved. Nebraska 511 also shows that the interstate has reopened.
Police have yet to say what exactly happened or why the interstate was closed for so long.
This police related situation has been safely resolved. Thank you for your patience with the interstate closure.
Roads will be opened as soon as possible.
— Omaha Police Dept (@OmahaPolice) March 31, 2023