Thursday, July 7, 2016

Caution advised for morning commute

A heavy band of rain streaming across Livingston County has put water over US 60, KY 453, KY 70, and KY 133 in numerous places.  This has pushed emergency responders and transportation personnel to the limit to keep up with reports of flooded roadways and stranded motorists.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel report water several feet deep at some locations.  Fire Department and Rescue Squad members have rescued a number of people from stalled out vehicles.

At this time, some KYTC personnel have become stranded on high spots between flooded areas as they were patrolling and placing Water Over Road signs.

At this time we are urging everyone to avoid travel in Livingston County until daylight hours.  Radar indicates a heavy band of showers running from Paducah to hear Hopkinsville adding rain to already saturated ground in Livingston, Marshall, Lyon, Trigg, Caldwell and Christian Counties.

Extreme caution is advised on the morning commute.