Several roads closed due to high water across the Tri-State

Several roads closed due to high water across the Tri-State

TRI-STATE (WFIE) - An early morning storm passes through the Tri-State, bringing heavy rain and flooding to several of our area counties.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 reports water over the roads in the following areas:

Daviess County

  • KY 1514 is closed at mile marker 4.9 due to a collapsed culvert
  • KY 298 is closed between mile markers 2 - 3
  • KY 2127 is closed between mile markers 0 – 2
  • KY 554 is open with high water between mile markers 7 – 9
  • KY 762 is closed between mile markers 0 - 1

Henderson County

  • KY 2247 is closed between the 0 - 2 mile markers
  • KY 812 is closed between the 4 - 5 mile markers
  • KY 1557 is closed between the 2 - 3 mile markers
  • KY 1078 is closed between the 4 - 5 mile markers
  • KY 812 is open with high water between the 6 – 7 mile markers
  • KY 1299 is closed between mile markers 5 and 6

Ohio County

  • KY 62 is open with high water between the 8 – 10 and the 15 – 16 mile markers
  • KY 69 is open with high water between the 20-21 mile markers.
  • US 231 is open with high water between the 9 - 10 mile markers
  • KY 1543 is open with high water between the 3 – 4 mile markers
  • KY 919 is open with high water between the 3 – 4 mile markers
  • KY 2718 is open with high water between the 4 – 5 mile markers
  • KY 136 is open with high water between 3 – 4 mile markers
  • KY 2668 is closed at the 2 – 3 mile markers

14 News sent a crew out to investigate high water in areas across the Tri-State.

Below is a picture of water over KY State Road 812 in Henderson County:

Water over KY state road 812 in Henderson County
Water over KY state road 812 in Henderson County (Source: wfie)

Below is the intersection of KY State Road 812 and KY State Road 2247:

High water at the intersection of KY State Road 812 and KY State Road 2247.
High water at the intersection of KY State Road 812 and KY State Road 2247. (Source: wfie)

According to the Daviess County Fiscal Court, Daviess County is under a flash flood warning until 1:15 p.m.

The fiscal court’s post states areas of the county have received between four and six inches of rain in the past 18 hours.

Harmonie State Park says Rush Creek is currently flooded, and the water is moving fast over the road.

Officials state campers should remain in the campground. Park officials state campground hosts are making contact with campers about the situation.

14 News saw two cars partially submerged at Ray Becker Parkway.

Ray Becker Parkway
Ray Becker Parkway (Source: wfie)

The Henderson Police Department warns the public of flooded roadways across the county.

The Henderson Fire Department says this can happen to anyone. They say they responded to an accident where an individual was attempting to turn around due to a flooded street but did not realize the water was high enough to cover a small drainage channel.

The fire department states water continued to rise and eventually entered the vehicle.

McLean County has declared a “state of emergency” due to the floodwaters.

County officials say multiple roads are closed at this time because of damage or flooding.

According to a social media post, declaring a state of emergency allows the county to be eligible for federal dollars to repair flooding damage.

Officials urge residents to not drive through high waters.

The McLean County Sheriff’s Office says the county is experiencing “extreme flooding” and advises the public to be prepared if you have to go out.

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