I drove to South Dakota yesterday and was wholly unprepared for the fact that Interstate 680 and Interstate 29 were both detoured — meaning I got to drive through Omaha and on a 26-mile journey east of Omaha before doubling back to get back on track.
Yes, I know the Might Mo is flooding all over the Midwest — but you have to drive it to realize how many roads and bridges are under and impassable. It is incredible.
Here’s an example of what the intersection of I-29 and Highway 2 looked like a month ago, and the last week of July:
The same intersection this week. (Photo courtesy Daniel Thompson.)