Nemaha County Declares Road Emergency, School Buses Will Not Run

Schools agree not to run buses on distressed roads

- Mellage

AUBURN – Nemaha County commissioners have asked Auburn and Johnson-Brock schools not to use county roads on Thursday.

Commissioner Bryan Mellage said commissioners called a special meeting Wednesday in response to flooding on the Little Nemaha River and high-water conditions on county roads.

He said both schools agreed to seek alternative transportation in consideration of student safety. Mellage said it will help if the heavy buses are not on the road until they have some time to dry.

Mellage: “Nemaha County commissioners have declared that all rock roads be limited to local traffic only due to spring thaw and the recent rainfall here in Nemaha County.”

Flood forced the closing of parts of Bethel Road and the Half Breed on Auburn’s east side.

Mellage said the county is asking all citizens to protect their roadways.

Mellage: “Nemaha County commissioners ask that county residents refrain from unnecessary travel and the use of heavy equipment on rural roads until conditions improve.”

The Little Nemaha River reached moderate flood stage on Wednesday, cresting at 23.3 feet.

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