Water covers roads, floods backyards in Frankfort


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – This week’s heavy rain has caused some flooding problems all across the state. A creek in Frankfort is above flood stage, covering roads and getting close to homes.

Water, over ankle-deep, from Elkhorn Creek is covering part of North Scruggs Lane, blocking the entrance to Elkhorn Campground. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says they had to move some campers to higher ground.

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Just down the road, people living along the creek can’t see much land out their window. The creek has taken over, but people who live there say it’s something they’re used to.

“When we’ve have a lot of rain, like we’ve had, we prepare in this area,” said Jody Spaulding.

Spaulding has lived next to the creek for 20 years.

“I have seen this creek when it is almost dry, and I have seen it when it’s over the road,” said Spaulding.

She says, thankfully, this time the flooding isn’t quite that bad, but she says there will be a little bit of a clean-up when it’s over.

“The creek is leaving us a nice tree in our yard and when it goes back down, it will leave all kinds of brush and all kinds of trash, but we clean it up and we go on,” said Spaulding.

As for those at the campground, people nearby say there is a gravel pathway that will take you the long way around the flooding.