Flash flood watch extended for Whitley County


WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The National Weather Service in Jackson, Ky has extended a Flash Flood Watch for Whitley County.

According to the weather service recent heavy rains may lead to failure of a dam in the Little Spruce Creek drainage along Corinth Road southwest of Woodbine.

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Cities within the affected area include Corbin and Williamburg. If the dam were to completely fail, flash flooding is expected for up to a couple of miles downstream of the dam.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop and could lead to Flash Flooding.

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