3:40pm

Mon June 20, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Rains Prompt Road Closures in Mountains

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have responded to a number of mudslides and flooded roads caused by heavy rains Monday, primarily in southeastern Kentucky. Some of the slides were quickly cleared, while other roads remained closed due to slides, washouts or water over the road. As of noon more than a dozen roads were reported closed in at least eight counties, primarily in southeastern Kentucky.

Several of the closures were reported in Knox County, where Transportation Cabinet employees also assisted in search-and-rescue efforts in the affected area.

State crews have been busy placing signs to warn motorists of the closures, monitoring the flooding and reopening roads as water recedes. Motorists should use caution and never drive around barricades or through high water.