UPDATE: At least three roads washed out in Lee County
UPDATE POSTED 10:45 A.M. JUNE 11, 2021
LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – At least three roads have been washed out in Lee County and although water has started to recede, dangers still exist, according to county leaders, who have declared a state of emergency.
Brush Creek Road, the bottom of the large hill on Flatt Mary Road and Wide Creek Road-Ky 799 are among the roads that have washed out, according to the county judge executive’s office.
Emergency Management officials hope the county can avoid another heavy rain to allow water to continue to recede in the many creeks and streams that feed the North Fork of the Kentucky River which runs through the heart of the county.
Crews continue to survey bridges for damage and to remove debris from roadways.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 9:30 A.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021
LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – After an early morning dealing with flooded roads, emergency responders and road crews in Lee County now are handling rock slides.
The 911 Dispatch Center says heavy rain has caused landslides in several areas along Highway 52 in and around Beattyville.
Crews are on the scene managing traffic and working to clear the roads.
Earlier Friday morning, parts of Highways 52 and 11 as well as some other county roads in the southern and eastern parts of the county were closed by high waters, according to Emergency Management.
Lee County was one of almost two dozen across the region hit by historic flooding in March.