BEATRICE – One of two main highways in Beatrice was reopened early Sunday night, after flood waters from the Big Blue River receded enough to allow South Highway 77 to accept traffic, just south of a river bridge.
Street Department personnel reopened the highway to travel on the interior two lanes, at around 6:45 p.m.
West Court Street remained closed, as Monday morning. The river dropping below 26 feet allows South Highway 77 to be reopened, but the river level must drop below 23 feet before U.S. Highway 136 reopens, in west Beatrice. North 2nd barricades remained in place at 2nd and Ella….and another set of barricades were in place at 4th and Grant.