http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/2bk6s5/the_walmart_lincoln_highway_is_totally_over_and_the_state_of_nebraska/ article The Lincoln Highway is officially closed between Nebraska and Kansas.
But it’s not over.
As of Monday morning, the highway remains closed to vehicles, including trucks and SUVs.
“The state of Nebraska has not given the OK to close the highway,” the state Department of Transportation (DOT) said in a statement.
“That said, we are working closely with the Nebraska Department of Public Safety and the local authorities on the highway closure.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with the impacted parties to determine the best way forward.”
That said, the road has reopened on Wednesday afternoon, and the Nebraska State Police say the highway is open to all traffic.
“As of now, the state of Lincoln is still closed to all vehicular traffic,” a state police statement reads.
“However, we will have additional updates as we get closer to the closure.
There’s a lot of road rage out there, and it seems like the state is having trouble keeping up with the demand.
The highway was shut down on January 17 due to an unusually high number of crashes in the area.
“In a nutshell, a trucker’s truck had to be towed to the highway to stop a driver who was going more than 150 miles per hour on Interstate 65 in Nebraska,” the DOT’s statement reads, according to Fox 26.
The truck was reportedly carrying six people, and authorities said that they were unable to determine whether the driver was speeding or if the truck was involved in a wreck.
“We can’t determine whether this driver had a legitimate medical reason for speeding on the interstate,” the statement continues.
“But, in all likelihood, he was going over 100 miles per hours on the highways main thoroughfare.”
Nebraska officials have said that drivers will be allowed to drive on the road as long as they are following the rules.
According to the DOT, Nebraska has a highway safety plan in place, and that it will continue to review that plan when it comes time to close off highways.
Nebraska is the second state to close a highway this week.
On Monday, Missouri officials announced that the Interstate 65 between Kansas City and St. Louis will be closed indefinitely.
As TheBlaze previously reported, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has been making the news lately for a number of controversial actions, including his support for Confederate statues.
Nixon said that his comments about Confederate statues were not intended to be a racist statement, but were intended to promote unity among people of color in Missouri.
“I am deeply troubled by the senseless acts of violence and vandalism that have been committed against these monuments,” Nixon said, according in a tweet.
“This is not the first time that these statues have been attacked in Missouri.”