Flooding in Carlisle, Nicholas County causes damage, some roads still closed

CARLISLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Heavy rain over night in Nicholas County caused severe flash flooding, damaging roads, cars and homes. In Carlisle many homes and businesses are under water and vehicles were swept away.

Several roads have been washed away due to the flooding as well. The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to stay off the roads unless it’s an emergency.

As a result, several businesses are closed Friday in the area for clean-up. According to the Nicholas County YMCA’s Facebook page, it will be closed to assist the community with clean-up.

The state also said several roads are closed by high water or damage.

Moorefield Road — KY 36 — in Nicholas County remains closed to all traffic east of downtown Carlisle where overnight flooding damaged the highway.

The damage occurred around two culverts along Brushy Fork at milepoints 5.7 and 5.8  about a half mile east of Scrubgrass Road. Temporary repairs are under way, and state highway crews expect to reopen the road by 4 p.m. Friday.

Once open, motorists should use caution as travel will be on gravel and temporary surface until full repairs can be scheduled.

Heavy rains across Nicholas County last night led to high water over several state highways, including KY 36, KY 32, KY 1285 (East Union Road), and others. All high water has now receded. A tree blocking KY 1274 has also been removed.


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