LINCOLN -- Flood waters continue to be watched in western and central Nebraska as the swollen platte river reaches its crest. State and local officials continued to work saturday after several close calls overnight. Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Dan Guenther says flood barriers are what helped to avoid an evacuation order in the town of Hershey. The river peaked at 13.9 feet on Saturday in North Platte - nearly 1 foot above flood stage. Cory Martin - a National Weather Service meteorologist in North Platte says the river is expected to remain above flood stage at least through tomorrow. So far he says the town hasn't had any significant flood damage.