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Regional Roads Impacted by Heavy Storms


Flooding and damage from two days of thunderstorms are still affecting some state highways in northeast Kentucky.

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday evening (July 14), the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 reports the following restrictions:

KY 560 in Fleming County near Ewing is closed near the 0.3 mile marker due to high water.

KY 165 in Fleming County is one lane near Cowan between the 2.3 and 2.7 mile markers due to high water.

KY 597 (Cherry Grove Road) in Fleming County is closed north of the KY 57 Flemingsburg Bypass due to downed trees and power lines.

KY 3303 in Fleming County is closed at Plummers Mill due to high water.

KY 1626 in Carter County is one lane midway between Soldier and US 60 because of a washout around a culvert. The road will be closed Wednesday at that location for repairs.

KY 5 in Boyd County closed by high water at the 8 to 9 mile markers near the Sundowner Golf Course.

KY 854 in Boyd County from 1 to 2 mile marker at Rush due to high water.

KY 538 (Shopes Creek) in Boyd County is one lane in places between US 23 and Cannonsburg Road due to high water.

KY 1012 (Boy Scout Road) in Boyd County closed to through traffic due to power lines down from 0 to 1 mile markers.

KY 168 (Valley Drive) in Ashland closed to through traffic due to power lines down from 3 to 4 mile markers.

State highway crews continue to respond to scattered reports of down trees and debris cleanup across the region, especially in Rowan, Carter, Boyd, Greenup, Fleming and surrounding counties. Crews are also monitoring roadways for high water.

Motorists should heed all warning signs, should take it slow through areas of debris and where crews are working, and should never drive past barricades or through high water. The National Weather Service warns that even a few inches of flood water can float a car - turn around, don't drown.

(story courtesy of Kentucky Dept. of Transportation)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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