High water warnings around western Ky. as severe weather causes flooding

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Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 6:10 AM CST
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MUHLENBERG CO., Ky. (WFIE) - As storms roll through western Kentucky, officials say areas are seeing severe damage including flooding.

Muhlenberg County was under a tornado warning, and also had some flash flooding.

Ohio County experienced power outages for about 70 customers this morning.

Muhlenberg County Schools officials say they will be closed due to flooding in the county. This will be an NTI day (online classes) for their students.

Ohio County School officials say they will also be closed due to severe weather.

Our 14 News crew is out in some of those areas observing the damage.

They say the area of Everley Brothers Boulevard and West Depot Road in Greenville is flooded.

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Officials with the Greenville Fire Department say they have responded to numerous stranded drivers and water rescues from homes. According to a Facebook post, GFD says there a multiple roadways flooded inside the city and throughout their district.

Greenville Mayor Ed DeArmond and residents of Greenville say they’ve seen this before.

“I’ve seen a whole lot worse here on flooding,” says DeArmond.

As the rain accumulated in nearby fields which then spilled onto roadways, several major roads had to be fully or partially closed.

By noon on Tuesday, those roads were reopened, and the debris was cleared.

“When you have a heavy volume of rain, all in the matter of 15/30 minutes, there’s not a city in the United States that can dispense water that quickly,” says DeArmond. “But everything this morning went real well, everybody did their job.”

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According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the following areas are experiencing high water:

  • Daviess County

Open with high water

KY 762 - 0 - 1

KY 2127 - open with high water at 6.75 - 5.76

  • Ohio County

US 62 9-10

KY 1543 3 - 5

KY 2670 2 - 3

KY 919 - 3 - 4

US 231 is open from the 9 - 10

KY 69 - 21 - 24

Webster County


KY 138 6.8 - 8.2

KY 270 6.8 - 8.2

Open with high water:

KY 132W - 11.5 - 13.0

We are checking in with officials and will update this story as information becomes available.