High water closes several Tri-State roads

Updates on road closures due to high water, power outages as storms roll in
Published: Feb. 16, 2023 at 6:33 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - We are on alert Thursday as severe storms continue to roll through the Tri-State.

Some of the rain is causing issues on the road and at home.

Hopkins County Schools are dismissing at 1 p.m. due to the flooding.

High water/road closures:

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers to avoid 550 East due to high water.

They say that road is closed between 250 South and 350 South. Several cars have gotten stuck in the area.

Hopkins County School officials advised parents that flash flooding prevented some of their students to be picked up by the bus Thursday morning.

According to a social media post, those students were asked to stay at home. The school also closed their preschool for the morning.

HCS officials also told parents that if they were driving their kids to school, to use caution as multiple roadways were being affected.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the following areas have high water over the road:

  • Daviess County
  1. KY 762 0 - 1 Closed
  2. KY 762 - Open with high water 4.4 mp and 2.3
  3. KY 140 is Open with high water at 1 - 2 mm
  • Caldwell County
  1. KY 91 is closed from KY 139 KY 70 between Princeton and Fredonia
  2. High water signs posted on KY 91 at mm 7.1
  3. KY 293 - high water signs posted at mm 1.8
  • Webster County

Road closed due to high water

  1. 132 (12.3-12.9 mm)
  2. 138 (10.4-10.7)
  3. 270 (6.8-8.3)

Roads open but have high water signs placed

  1. 41A (2-3 mm)
  2. 120 (7-7.5mm)
  3. 874 (0-2 mm)
  4. 120 (10-11 mm)
  • Hopkins County
  1. U.S 41A 7-8mm & 11-12mm
  2. HWY 254 1-3mm
  3. HWY 281 1-3mm
  4. HWY 2281 0-1mm
  5. U.S 62 1-2mm
  6. I 69 125 mm
  7. U.S 62 1.5 &109 intersection
  8. HWY 70 11-13mm & 9-10mm

Power outages:

Kenergy is reporting that over 200 customers are without power as of 10:32 a.m.

Those affected areas include Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Lyon, Webster and Union Counties.

Across the rest of our Kentucky and Indiana viewing area, only a small handful of outages in a few places.

We will keep you updated as power is restored.

Pictures and videos from viewers show hail in some areas as well.

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