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Traveling east? Be ready for detours

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 Wendy's and a hotel near the intersection of highway 2 and Interstate 29 in early June.

The same intersection today.

The same intersection this week. (Photo courtesy Daniel Thompson.)

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