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Flooding, storm damage prompt road closures across parts of Kentucky

First Responders in Green County, Kentucky were busy Saturday morning rescuing people who were stranded after cars were caught in floodwaters.

GREEN COUNTY, Ky. — Early Saturday morning First Responders were out conducting several high water rescues on flooded streets. 

Crews had to rescue one woman after floodwaters carried her car away. She was able to escape and hold onto a tree until emergency crews rescued her. Her condition is unknown. 

In another incident, four people were safely rescued from atop their car after it stalled in high water. They had to wait at least four hours before being rescued, reports said.

Flood watch in effect in several Kentucky counties.

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ROADS CLOSED OR OPEN

Flooding has led to the following road closures across the affected areas.

KY 2024 in Owsley County is closed indefinitely at milepost 2.6 due to flash flood damage to the bridge crossing Indian Creek and the roadway approaches.

Carter County: Water blocking KY 1 at Beech Grove near Grayson, mileposts 9-10; and water over KY 1654 near the Boyd County line

Boyd County: Water over the road at Rush at the KY 1654 and KY 854 intersection 

Carlisle County
KY 1820 is OPEN
KY 1628 is CLOSED at the 3 to 4 mile marker- Signs Posted
U.S. 62 is CLOSED at the 4 to 6mm between Bardwell and the KY 121 intersection in West Fork Creek Bottoms

Floyd County:
KY 680, MP 5.0 to 6.0
KY 194 between mileposts 11-12
KY 3381 between mileposts 0-1
KY 3385 between mileposts 0-3.

Fulton County
KY 94 is OPEN
KY 94 is OPEN
KY 1907 has Water Over Road signs posted between KY 94 and KY 781

Daviess County
KY 298 is Closed between MP 2 - MP3
KY 762 is Closed between MP 0 - 1

Hickman County
KY 123 is CLOSED at the 14 to 16mm at Obion Creek Bridge in the Hailwell area- Signs Posted

Hopkins County
KY 502 is Open
KY 1069 is Open
KY 1033 is Open
KY 813 is Open

These routes in Hopkinsville are now OPEN

  • 41-A and 12th Street
  • Ninth Street and South Clay
  • Ninth Street and Campbell
  • 41-A and 21st Street
  • Ninth Street and U.S. 68
  • Ninth Street and Belmont Street

McCracken County
KY 1462/Benton-Birmingham Rd is OPEN
KY 1014/Houser Road OPEN
KY 1255/Bonds Road is OPEN 

Marshall County
KY 1949/Wadesboro Road is OPEN
KY 1462/Benton-Birmingham Rd is OPEN

Ohio County
KY 919 is Closed at MP 3 - MP 4
US 62 - Open - MP 8 - MP 9 - Signs removed
KY 273 is Open - MP 3 - 4 MP - Signs removed
KY 2670 is Open - MP 2 - MP 3 - Signs removed
KY 69 is Open - MP 17 - MP 18 - Signs Removed
KY 764 - Open - MP 8 - MP 9 - Signs removed

Pike County
KY 319 between MP 6-7
KY 468 at MP 0 and 5
KY 1426 between MP 16-17 and at MP 18

Union County
KY 667 is Closed between MP 5.74 - MP 11.21
KY1637 and 1492 are Closed due to High water

Webster County
KY 270 is Open with high water between MP 7- MP 8
KY 138 is Open with high water between MP 10 - 10.3
KY 120 is Open with high water between MP 10.2 - 10.6

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Turn around, don't drown!

Credit: KYTC
KYTC 'Turn around, don't drown' reminder for

High water signs have been placed on highways impacted by flooding. State officials remind drivers to never drive through high water or pass barricades. State highway crews will continue to monitor road and weather conditions this weekend, and will respond as needed to storm damage or other issues. 

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