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Kentucky highways closed due to flooding

By Heartland News

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed two Livingston County highways due to water over the roadway.

According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd, Kentucky 137 (river road) between the 5.5 and 15 mile marker is closed to traffic.

Kentucky 1436 (Mt. Pisgah Road) at the 0.0 mile marker is also under water and impassable.

Todd warns motorists to be sure to avoid those areas.

If you find roadways that are covered by flood water that have yet to be marked by warning signs or barricades, contact your local authorities or the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Todd says motorists should never try and drive through flood water because as little as six inches of running water can push a vehicle off the roadway and lead to a potentially dangerous situation.

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