Officials prepare for more rain along Eastern Kentucky rivers

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PULASKI/ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - After heavy rainfall last week, areas along the Rockcastle River flooded. One of these flooded areas includes Bee Rock Campground, where a walking bridge across the river is covered by several feet of water.

More rain is on the way, and the forecast has people concerned.

Our sister station WKYT reports that forestry officials closed down the campground Tuesday.

"I anticipate this whole area that we're standing in right now to be under water probably by Wednesday even if not Thursday morning," said William Ryan with the Daniel Boone National Forest.

To prepare for the rain, officials are tying down tables and closing off areas of concern.

Meanwhile in Estill County, the Kentucky River water levels are going down Tuesday afternoon. However, the river is expected to go back up quickly in the coming days.

The river is not expected to impact any homes, but will likely cover some low-lying areas.

Officials are reminding everyone to never drive through a flooded roadway.



 
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