Wednesday, March 18, 2015

List of road closures updated

The Cave In Rock Ferry remains closed today. It will likely be several days before service resumes, as the Ohio River is not expected to crest at 48.5 feet at Shawneetown, Ill., until Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah.

The ferry does not operate above 42.5 feet as measured at Shawneetown. Flood stage is 33 feet.

Meantime, the list of road closures in Crittenden County due to high water includes multiple state highways and numerous county roads.

Besides Ky. 91 North at the ferry landing, Ky. 132 is closed at the Crittenden-Webster County line, Ky. 135 is closed at mile-point 4 at Sawmill Hollow and Ky. 1917 is closed between mile-points 1.3 and 1.6.

Water is also reported over the highway on Ky. 135 at the Hurricane Creek Bridge.

The list of county roads closed as of Wednesday morning includes:
  • Aunt Jane Tabernacle Road
  • E-Town Landing Road
  • Phin Croft Road
  • Weston Road
  • Baker Hollow Road
  • Long Branch Road
  • Blackford Church Road
  • Enon Church Road
  • Cool Springs Road
  • Providence Road
  • Charlie Wesmoland Road
  • Barnett Chapel Road
  • Charlie May Road
Water over these roads has altered bus routes, according to Wayne Winters with Crittenden County Schools Transportation Department. In addition, waters on Water Street in Tolu and Caney Fork Road have affected busing.