Embankment failure closes road at Carter-Greenup line

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CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – An embankment failure has closed KY 1 in Greenup County just north of the Carter County line until further notice.

Pavement has collapsed where flooding washed away part of the embankment on KY 1 at milepoint 0.4 between Hopewell Road and KY 3306 (Tunnel Branch).

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The highway will remain closed at that location until crews can stabilize the slip. If possible, one lane could reopen Thursday but motorists should be prepared for a lengthy road closure.

Traffic may detour between the Greenup and Grayson areas using KY 67 (Industrial Parkway) and I-64 through Carter and Boyd counties, or use other local routes.

Motorists should note that KY 2 is not a suitable detour as it remains closed at KY 3307 a few miles west of US 23 at Greenup due to flooding.