Overnight flooding causes road closures and power outages in Southern Kentucky

KENTUCKY (WTVQ) – Multiple counties in the southern region of the state all the way down into Tennessee saw rain throughout Saturday night and into the next morning.

This has caused flooding, closed roads and power outages.

A lot of the flooding that’s closed roads is due to the Cumberland River and the Kentucky River.

The Mountain Advocate reports the Cumberland River is expected to crest at 31.8 feet.

Several road closures have been reported in Estill County, Harlan County, and Whitley County.

Closures include Dark Hollow, Red Lick, Noland’s Creek, Murphy’s Ford and Driftwood Drive.

Estill County Emergency Management says the Kentucky River is expected to crest by Monday evening at 24.8 feet, which is just below the moderate flood stage for that county.

In Hazard, police have been diverting traffic at:

Main Street at the triangle, Main Street around the ball courts, Memorial Drive under Baker Street bridge, River Road and East Main Street at Dipsy Doodle curve.

Police ask that you stay home if possible to prevent traffic congestion.

The North Fork River is expected to crest below the flood stage Monday.
Breathitt County Emergency Management says Jackson Municipal Waterworks reported an water main break on Wolverine Road. It says its affecting Miller’s Branch, HWY 52 and lower end of HWY 30 W in Jackson. The 100 customers affected will be on a Boil Water Advisory once repaired.
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