Heavy rains in Lancaster County cause flooding
By: Brittany Parisbparis@klkntv.com
As the rain came down, the flood waters went up.
“To put it into perspective, the amount of water that we saw just in the
Overnight, vehicles got struck in the flood waters, trapping drivers in their cars.
One group had to push their car out near North 48th and
Joshua Busby works at Lenco in Waverly. He said they used buckets to clear the parking lot so employees could leave Tuesday night.
“The parking lot was flooded real bad. We had like 5 gallon buckets dumping them out. A lot of people had to go home early,” Busby said.
But the roads weren’t much better Wednesday morning. And area creeks were full, many pouring over their banks.
“It’s been years since we’ve seen Salt Creek this high and some of the water problems,” Sheriff Terry Wagner,
Cornhusker Highway was closed between 84th and
“We just went down to the
Lancaster Auto Auction’s parking lot looked more like a lake, with water up to the bumpers on some vehicles.
Deputies say it’s important to be cautious when driving.
“Don’t driver through water of the road way. That’s a recipe for disaster,” Wagner said.
He said you could be washed off the roadway or even drown.
“You just have no idea how deep the water is or how fast or swift it may be,” Wagner said.
Most of the roads are back open by now. The good news is there haven’t been any reports of serious injuries.