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Lee County declares state of emergency following early morning flooding

For the second time in 3 months, Lee County is dealing with flooding on this Friday.
For the second time in 3 months, Lee County is dealing with flooding on this Friday.(Vivica Grayson)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT
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LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials in Lee County have declared a state of emergency following flooding on Friday morning.

The post on the Lee County, Kentucky Government Facebook page states the rain severely impacted roads and bridges.

The letter, signed by Judge Executive Chuck Caudill, does not say how long the declaration will last.

In another post on the same page, officials detailed a host of county and state roads that are closed due to flooding or mudslide concerns.

Early morning pictures from Holly Newman showed high water crossing one road and getting close to the Tourism Museum just south of Beattyville.

This is the second time since early March the county has had to deal with flooding.

WYMT’s Vivica Grayson is in Lee County and will have much more later on WYMT.

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