A downed transmission line wire is causing a severe traffic buildup on Interstate 80 near the Aurora exit.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A downed transmission line wire is causing a severe traffic buildup on Interstate 80 near the Aurora exit.
NPPD says traffic has slowed to a crawl.
NPPD also says a 345-kilovolt transmission line wire between Grand Island and McCool Junction was seriously damaged, with 84 structures broken or on the ground.
Beginning at 10 a.m. NPPD transmission crews will work with Nebraska State Patrol to get the wires off the road and hopefully open up to traffic as soon as possible.
The transmission line is also laying on a power line operated by local rural public power districts.
A transmission line is also down on Pacific tracks so train traffic has been halted at this time.
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