Friday, February 15, 2019

Road Closings for High Water

Crittenden County
KY 91 is closed near the ferry landing and Cave In Rock Ferry is closed until at least Feb. 24 due to flood waters.
KY 135 is closed at Sawmill Hollow
KY 1917 (Wolf Creek Road) is closed last the 1.5 mile mark.
There are a number of COUNTY ROADS also closed. Click Here to read a list of closing which are posted on the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department Facebook Page.

Livingston County
KY 917 (Tucker-Temple Road) is closed 6.9 to 7.2 mile mark.
KY 137 (River Road) has water over the road signs posted at the 9.3 to 9.8  mile mark.
KY 137 (River Road) has water over the road signs posted at the 13.12 mile mark.
KY 137 is closed from the 5.28 to 15.45 mile mark.
KY 133 (Lola Road) at 18 mile mark from near the KY 137 intersection to Berrys Ferry Landing.
KY 70 (Tiline Road) is closed from the 7.5 to 8.3 mile mark between Smithland and Tiline.

Opening March 1 in Marion

Schools dismissing today at 1pm

Crittenden County Schools will be sending students home today at 1pm due to the threat of wintry weather. 

All after-school activities are cancelled, including tonight’s basketball games.

Wintry weather expected today, flooding continues

A winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service NWS for western Kentucky from noon today through 3 a.m. Saturday, and flood warning remains in effect.

Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow and sleet accumulations of up to 3 inches are expected, generally along and north of a line from Greenville, Mo., to Greenville, Ky. Farther south, ice accumulations averaging around 0.1 inches are expected.

Precipitation will begin first in southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois early this afternoon and then progress eastward to include the entire region by sunset. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the afternoon and evening commute home from school and work. Travel conditions will deteriorate during evening.

Temperatures and sunshine Saturday should help reduce the effects of the wintry mix. The high for Saturday is expected to be 39, with mostly sunny skies all day. However, very light freezing rain and snow will be possible Saturday night from the Ozark Foothills through southern Illinois and the Evansville Tri State. Isolated slick spots may develop on bridges and untreated roads.

Flooding, ferry
A flood warning remains in effect for Crittenden County and all western Kentucky counties bordering the Ohio River. Minor to moderate flooding is forecast on most area rivers, with some not expected to crest until well into next week.

The Cave In Rock Ferry remains closed due to high water on the Ohio River. NWS forecasts the river at Shawneetown, Ill., to begin falling Wednesday morning based on past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time. As currently forecast, the ferry could possibly open as early as Monday, Feb. 25.
Written drivers’ tests are administered between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. each Friday in the Crittenden  Circuit Clerk’s office. In the event of inclement weather, please call (270) 965-4200 before showing up to courthouse.

Repubican committee meets

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Area Death

Former longtime deputy PVA in Crittenden County, Evelyn Woodall Corley, 93, of Marion died Tuesday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Highway crews prepping for winter event

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing for a winter weather event that is expected to include freezing rain starting Friday afternoon with possible impacts on traffic into Saturday morning.

Due to rain in the forecast before temperatures drop below freezing, crews in Kentucky’s 12 westernmost counties will be unable to pre-treat for this event.

Based on the latest forecast update, a winter mix that is likely to include freezing rain is expected to move across the region starting around 4 p.m., Friday, continuing until the early morning hours on Saturday.  Ice accumulations are expected to be enough to impact travel during the overnight hours and into the early morning on Saturday.

Motorsts who plan to be on the road overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, or have travel plans to neighboring states, should be aware that freezing rain is expected and that ice accumulations are likely create hazardous driving conditions.

What's News this Week?

The Big News this week is Bad News for Marion.

Kentucky's National Guard is making an exit. See this week's printed edition for details and the Guard's storied history in this community.

The high school's first student-athlete swimmer competes in a regional meet. See sports for details of this and the upcoming Fifth District Basketball Tournaments.

Plus, there's news of an audit with regard to the county's finances and a report on school safety in Crittenden County.

These and other stories are making news right here where you live.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cave in Rock Ferry closing at 6 p.m.

The Cave In Rock Ferry closed at dark Tuesday. The ferry is closing for several days due to rising water on the Ohio River. Watch video below for details and illustration.

Additionally,  in Crittenden County, the following roads are closed due to being under water: Cool Springs, Enon Church, Providence and Hebron Church roads and Chase Matthews Drive.

Ferry officials say high water on the Ohio River could stall
the operation for a week or more.

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