Some roads still closed from flooding

Published 9:54 am Tuesday, February 26, 2019

It will be later this week before county road employees will know how much damage this weekend’s heavy rain caused.

Clark County Road Supervisor Allan Curtis said a couple roads, including Four Mile, Red River and Mina Station roads, were still under water Monday morning.

“Hopefully (the water) didn’t take the road with it,” Curtis said.

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According to Kentucky Mesonet, Clark County received 1.57 inches of precipitation since Saturday afternoon.

Traditional flooding spots including Old Boonesboro Road, have already cleared, he said.

“We did a lot of ditch work the last couple weeks and that’s helped,” Curtis said. “We have crews out this week addressing the bad trees. I think we’ll be taking out 40 to 50 between blight and susceptibility.”

The only known road damage so far affects the edges of White-Turley and Jackson Ferry roads, he said.

Monday afternoon, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said Mina Station Road was still closed at mile point 1.697.

Within the city limits, the rain was almost a non-event. Street supervisor Brian Sewell said workers spent a lot of time Friday making sure the drainage systems were clear and working properly.

“Luckily all the drains took all the water,” he said.

Monday afternoon, Gov. Matt Bevin declared a statewide emergency following the storms. As of press time, the state received emergency declarations from 36 counties and 11 cities from the severe storms. Heavy wind, mudslides, landslides strong winds and flooding have been reported across much of the state. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are also monitoring Wolf Creek Dam after record water releases.

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