4 dead in Ky., hundreds of roads flooded

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Updated Monday, May 3 at 5:39 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says four people have died from flood-related causes as high waters blocked hundreds of roads throughout the state.
  

Beshear says emergency declarations have been issued in 40 Kentucky counties and 15 cities.
  

He said the deaths occurred in Allen, Barren, Lincoln and Madison counties.
  

The governor says he is urging motorists to use caution when encountering high waters on roadways. At least two of the deaths in Kentucky happened to people who were driving when their cars hit high water.
  

The National Weather Service says southern Kentucky got the heaviest rainfall, with 11 inches in Allen County, 10 in Warren County and nine in Metcalfe County since Saturday.
  

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