Posted 3/14/2019 20:03 (#7380923 - in reply to #7380832) Subject: RE: Nebraska travel looks interesting..,..
East of Broken Bow
In my part of Nebraska, it was a combination of wet snow on the ground, melted by the warm rain, on frozen ground. Previously, we had record cold temperatures, so many waterways had ice thick enough to cause major ice jams (I have a friend that has chunks of ice floated up on their land, that if you sit on some of them, they are about the right height to use as a chair). On top of that, the snow we had, came with wind, meaning many ditches were full, and culverts, and even some bridges were plugged up until the water built up high enough behind them, to either force its way through, or run over the road. Once that happened, most every road/culvert downstream started running over, as well. There was more water running across the roads than a few years back when we had 5 inches of rain in 2 hours, and this water was floating big ice chunks along with it.