Search continues for missing worker in Norfolk

The city of Norfolk appears to have dodged major flooding by about 2 inches. Norfolk city officials said Wednesday morning that the Elkhorn River crested at about 16 feet, 10 inches at 9 p.m.

The levee that protects the city is 2 inches higher: 17 feet. National Weather Service officials late Tuesday had predicted a crest of 1 inch above the levee, and city officials had said that could have caused major flooding.

City officials said early Wednesday that water on streets in southeast Norfolk began receding at 4 a.m. and that U.S. Highway 81 remained closed.

Officials had no updates on a missing railroad worker who fell into the Elkhorn Tuesday afternoon when a bridge collapsed. Two other workers were rescued.