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Kentucky roadways underwater as flood warnings remain in effect

A truck can be seen passing Miller Creek Road in Estill County as floodwaters cover it.
A truck can be seen passing Miller Creek Road in Estill County as floodwaters cover it.(Ryan C. Hermens | Lexington Herald-Leader)
Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 4:32 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As heavy showers and storms have continued to move through the Commonwealth, several areas have been experiencing widespread flooding with many roadways becoming impassable.

This is a developing weather event, so make sure to check back in for updates and if you see a flooded roadway, feel free to let us know on our social media or email news@wkyt.com.

Several Flood Warnings and Flash Flood Warning were issued:

Flash Flood Warnings are in effect as follows:

  • Until 10:15PM EST for parts of Estill, Jackson, Lee, Menifee, Powell, and Wolfe Counties
  • Until 11:30PM EST for parts of Estill, Jackson, Lee, Owsley, Pulaski, and Rockcastle Counties
  • Until 3:00AM EST Monday for parts of Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, and Pike Counties
  • Until 12:45PM for parts of Breathitt, Clay, Knott, Leslie, Owsley, and Perry Counties

Flood Warnings are in effect as follows:

  • Until 3:00AM EST Monday for parts of Breathitt, Estill, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Magoffin, and Martin Counties
  • Until 6:30AM EST Monday for parts of Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, and Madison counties
  • Until 7:00AM EST Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Mercer, Nicholas, Scott, and Woodford Counties
  • Until 7:00AM EST Monday for parts of Bath, Fleming, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan Counties.
  • Until 7:45AM EST Monday for parts of northeastern Bell, Clay, southwestern Floyd, northeastern Harlan, southern Knott, northern Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, northeastern McCreary, southern Perry, southern Pike, southern Pulaski, and north-central Whitely Counties
  • Until 8:15AM EST Monday for parts of western Clay, southern Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, west-central Owsley, Pulaski, southern Rockcastle, Wayne, and northern Whitley Counties

The following flooded roadways have been reported:

Madison County

  • East Main and East Irvine as well as Irvine Road and Catalpa Loop are covered in water (3:56PM)
  • Silver Creek and Brushy Fork both overflowing the banks (5:52PM)
  • Redhouse Road/KY 388 – closed between milepoints 10.5 and 10.7

Scott County

  • Rogers Gap at Double Culvert Road was underwater (10:20AM)

Estill County

  • Miller Creek Road is impassable due to flooding (3:54PM)

Mercer County

  • US 68 – closed between milepoints 4.0 and 6.0 (this location is between Harrodsburg and Perryville at Dry Branch Road/KY 1915

Laurel County

  • Levi Jackson State Park is underwater as Little Laurel River breaches its banks (5:11PM)

Casey County

  • Downtown Liberty on South 127 is flooding in the southbound lanes, law enforcement is closing it off (5:26PM)

Rockcastle County

  • Areas around Lake Linville in Mt. Vernon are underwater (3:03PM)
  • Several areas of Broadhead are seeing high water issues including Silver Street, Church Street, and Highway 2250 (5:55PM)
  • Evacuations due to floodwaters surrounding homes on Freedom School Road 1 mile east-northeast of Spiro (6:45PM)

Morgan County

  • Video of the Licking River roughly 1.5 miles north of West Liberty show it has breached its banks (5:07PM)

Wolfe County

  • Water from the Red River is flooding the Lee City Stockyards (6:17PM)

Magoffin County

  • There is swiftly flowing water over KY 30 just northeast of Mill Branch Road making it impassable (6:23PM)
  • Several areas and streets in downtown Salyersville are becoming flooded with evacuations from a nursing home being reported (8:45PM)

Breathitt County

  • Lakeside drive turn off from HWY 15 in Jackson is becoming covered in water (4:29PM)

Jackson County

  • Strom spotter reported moderate flooding ongoing at Horse Lick Creek near KY 1955 (5:21PM)
  • Swifty flowing water more than six inches deep with debris is flowing over US 421 near Clover Bottom (6:14PM)
  • High water over Highway 3447 making it impassable and reports of a piece of the road is about to be washed away (8:30PM)

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