Spencer Dam breaks on Niobrara River in Nebraska

A dam on the Niobrara River in Nebraska has breached.

Photo and Video Courtesy: Kenna Sedivy

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the Spencer Dam has been compromised.

Several homes along the Niobrara River had to be evacuated.

Authorities say a portion of Highway 281 near the dam was washed out due to the dam failure.

The dam breach comes after rain and melting snow resulted in flooding around the region.