Omaha, NE – The city of Bellevue has closed the main entrance from Highway 370 in to Haworth Park.
Bellevue Police closed the park Friday morning. City spokesman Phil Davidson says no pedestrians, bicycles, or vehicle traffic are allowed in to the park because of flooding. He says the decision protects both public safety and the levee.
Omaha, NE – Officials anticipate a portion of John J. Pershing Drive in Omaha will be closed within the next 48 hours.
Omaha's Unified Command updated the flood situation during a briefing Thursday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski is spokesman for Unified Command. He says John J. Pershing Drive will likely close from Dick Collins Road to Ponca Hills Road within the next two days.
Stolinski says portions of the trail system could also close. No parts of the trail system are underwater at this time.
Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Utilities District officials say the rising Missouri River poses no threat to the quality of Omaha's drinking water.
MUD Director of Corporate Communications Mari Matulka says hundreds of tests are run every day on Omaha's drinking water. She says they can adjust treatment processes if needed to ensure the water remains safe to drink.