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High Water Reported on Northeast Kentucky Highways

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Monday, March 1, 2021

KYTC District 9 Weather Response 11 AM

The Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 reports state roadways are blocked or otherwise impacted by high water this morning at the following locations:

Bath County

•KY 211 at Salt Lick (milepoint 6-6.8)

Boyd County

•KY 854 at Rush, in two locations (mile markers 1-2 near KY 1654 intersection and 4-5 near Garner)

•KY 3 near Trace Creek (milepoint 5-6)

•KY 966 just north of KY 3 at Trace (milepoint 1-2)

•KY 5 along Williams Creek near Green Springer Road and near Rockhouse-Old Buckley roads (milepoints 2-3 and 8-9)

•KY 168 near Rockwood-Shadowlawn drives (milepoints 1-2 and 4-5), water and embankment slip

Carter County

•KY 1 north of Grayson, Pactolus to Greenup County (milepoint 13-16)

•KY 1 south of Hitchins (milepoint 0-7)

•KY 1654 near KY 854 at Rush (milepoint 3.3-3.6)

•KY 1910 near I-64 underpass (milepoint 0-2)

•KY 1496 in the Willard area (milepoint 6-8)

•KY 773 at Hitchins (milepoint 3-5)

Fleming County

•KY 158 at Ringos Mills (milepoint 7-7.5)

Greenup County

•KY 784 at Kehoe (milepoint 10)

•KY 2 at Warnock near Wagner's Grocery (milepoints 6-7)

•KY 1, several locations from KY 784 at Lost Creek to Long Branch (milepoint 1-8)

•KY 503 at Naples, from Boyd County line to KY 207 (milepoint 0-5.4)

•KY 7 in the Tygarts Creek valley, possibility of high water today at multiple locations

Lewis County

•KY 989 at the AA Highway-KY 9 (milepoint 12-12.6)

•NOTE: US 23 north closed remains between KY 827-Coal Branch and Ohio River Road (mile marker 13), north of Greenup; one lane southbound closed, utility poles, lines down

Nicholas County

•KY 3316 (Upper Jackstown) along Taylors Creek near KY 13 intersection (milepoint 0-1)

Rowan County

•KY 1722 in the Farmers area, milepoints 0-3

•KY 2522 (Old US 60) at Farmers, milepoints 0-1

State highway crews monitor high water conditions on roadways and place signs or barricades on routes as necessary. Motorists should not pass barricades or attempt to drive through high water. Even a few inches of water can float vehicles. Please turn around, don't drown.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)

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."