UPDATE: KY 2024 in Owsley County reopens following flash flood damage

The road had been closed since New Year's Day

Update from January 13, 2022:

RICETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – KY 2024 in Owsley County reopened on Thursday after being closed nearly two weeks due to flash flood damage, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The flash flooding damaged the bridge crossing Indian Creek and the road approaches, according to the state.

A temporary low-water crossing was built to allow motorists to safely travel through the area until permanent repairs can be made.

The state reminds drivers to reduce speed and use extreme caution at the affected location, which is at milepoint 2.6, just south of Grassy Branch Road in the Ricetown community.

The low-water crossing may be subject to flooding during periods of heavy rain, according to the state.

The state says approximately 175 vehicles use that stretch of KY 2024 daily.

Original story below from January 1, 2022:

OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)  KY 2024 in Owsley County is closed indefinitely at milepoint 2.6 due to flash flood damage to the bridge crossing Indian Creek and the roadway approaches.

Transportation Cabinet personnel are at the site and are evaluating temporary repairs that can be made to make the road passable until a permanent repair is completed. Currently, the plan is to build a temporary low-water crossing once the creek subsides. Until access can be restored, the road will remain closed.

The closure location is just south of Grassy Branch Road in the Ricetown community. Approximately 175 vehicles use this section of KY 2024 each day. No alternate routes are available, so KYTC will work to restore access as quickly as possible.

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