Flooding continues to impact midwest

Flooded road background / Cropped Photo: Richard Masoner / CC BY-SA 2.0 / (MGN)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Officials in the Omaha, Nebraska, area have had enough of rubberneckers maneuvering around road barricades to get a closer look at flooding.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has announced it will ticket anyone seen driving around barricades on closed roads in flooded areas of Valley and Waterloo, just west of Omaha.

Sheriff's Capt. Wayne Hudson says a person who drove around a barricade Saturday morning trying to get a closer look found himself in trouble when his truck stalled in high water. Hudson says rescuers then had to divert efforts from others to help him.