Mason County crews work to reopen closed roads

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MASON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9, some roads within Mason County could be reopened soon.

After last weekends strong storms, several roads within the county were made impassible due to damage caused by heavy rain.

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As state highway crews continue the cleanup effort, a few roads may reopen to at least one-lane traffic this week,

Crews say Orangeburg and Germantown roads could soon have at least one lane reopened to traffic.

Floodwaters washed out Orangeburg Road (KY 1449) at the Kennedy Creek culvert east of Maysville, where it remains closed to all traffic.

Germantown Road (KY 3056) west of Maysville remains closed between Tuckahoe Road (KY 576) and Big Pond Pike.

Crews and contractors continue to clear debris and remove damaged sections of pavement on both roads.

Temporary traffic signals will be installed after cleanup is completed to guide motorists through damaged areas.

The roads will reopen to one-lane traffic until permanent repairs can be made.

Motorists should note those repairs will require temporary closures, which will be announced.

Two other state highways are also restricted to one-lane traffic in damaged areas, including KY 8 just east of Dover and KY 3170 in Lewisburg.

As crews continue to clear debris, motorists are asked to travel with caution, drive carefully around workers and equipment, and be prepared to reroute if necessary.