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Drivers asked to use caution on wet/flooded roads

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Kentucky Transportation officials are urging drivers to slow down due to many roads being covered with extra water from recent rains.

Officials say western Kentucky and far southern Illinois picked up 1.50-2.25" of rain on Sunday.  People in Crittenden County saw 2 inches of rain between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Keith Todd with KYTC says an additional 1-3" of rain is expected to fall overnight and Monday morning, then trail off into Monday evening. 

If rainfall continues as expected, he says drivers are likely to encounter hazardous driving conditions into the night and into the day Monday.  In addition to water covered roadways, drivers should be alert for loose gravel and other debris washed onto driving surfaces.  The rain may also hamper school bus travel as they make their morning rounds.  

Above all, drivers are advised to slow down, use extra caution, and allow extra travel time on the morning commute.

Kentucky Highway crews will be out patrolling to check for flooded roadways and post signs in areas they suspect may flood overnight. 

If you encounter water over the roadway where Water Over Road or Road Closed signs are not posted, please report the specific location to your local 911 Call Center.

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