Flooded Streets in Estill County

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Heavy flooding in Estill County has closed some roads.

Part of Broadway Street was covered with feet of water during most of the day on Wednesday.

People who live in the area say a nearby creek that flows into the Kentucky River usually runs over but they say they hadn’t seen it this high in years.

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About six cars had water up to their windows. A tow truck came and pulled one of them out.

Justin Hebert had more than half a foot of water in his front yard, “Yeah that’s a lot of water but then I looked around and everybody else had feet.”

The mayor of Ravenna says the flood was caused by trash blocking the culvert leading to the Kentucky River. She says crews were working to clear the trash but they’re also prepping for a busy night if all the rain turns to ice and snow.

The mayor says no injuries had been reported due to the weather. She reminds all drivers to never drive through standing water.