U.S. 62 & KY 286 in McCracken, Ballard Counties reopened

U.S. 62 & KY 286 in McCracken, Ballard Counties reopened
Kentucky Transportation officials briefly reopened U.S. 62 and KY 286 Friday morning, March 15, after crews worked well into the night to clear debris from them.(Source: Pixabay/stock image)

BALLARD and MCCRACKEN COUNTIES (KFVS) - Kentucky Transportation officials have reopened U.S. 62 and KY 286.

After 8:30 a.m. crews closed the roads to through traffic to help assist with emergency response along the path of tornado damage.

Utility crews that have been reconstructing power lines and utility poles along US 62 between the KY 286 "Y" intersection at Milan Station and the KY 305/Fisher Road intersection completed a substantial portion of their assigned work today. This has allowed US 62/Blandville Road to reopen between about the 2 mile marker and the 6 mile marker.

This section of US 62, along with KY 286, is expected to remain open to traffic overnight.

When utility crews return on Saturday, any additional work will be completed with a standard work zone using one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.

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