2 evacuated in rural McCracken County, KY due to flooding

2 evacuated in rural McCracken County, KY due to flooding
The Ohio River (Source: Stock image/KFVS)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The director of Emergency Management in McCracken County said a man and woman and their dog were evacuated due to rising flood waters.

This was in the Noble/Johnson Road area in the western part of the county.

According to Director Jerome Mansfield, an electric company cut off power in the Bryant Road-Bypass Road area due to flooding in the Clarks River basin area.

The McCracken County Rescue Squad called, and the 12 people decided to stay. At least one resident had a generator.

A driver was rescued who tried to drive through water on Said Rd. The vehicle is out of the water, according to transportaton officials. They ask drivers not to drive across water-covered roads.

Officials with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the U.S. 51 Ohio (Cairo) River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois will close at 6 p.m. on March 2

Check your road conditions:

  • If you live in Missouriyou can click here to check the MoDOT Travelers map.
  • In Illinois, you can click here to check the IDOT winter road conditions map.
  • Check the road conditions in Kentucky by clicking here for the KYTC map.

Click here for other water over the road reports. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.