Roads closed by flash flooding

Heavy rain has caused flash flooding across roadways in the Heartland.
Heavy rain has caused flash flooding across roadways in the Heartland.(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 6:12 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 8:51 PM CST
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(KFVS) - ‘Turn around, don’t drown.’ It’s the phrase of advice first responders and transportation officials urge drivers to follow when they come across water over a roadway.

It only takes a small amount of water to sweep a vehicle off the roadway and into danger, possibly deadly.

There are some reports of roadways flooded in the Heartland.

Heavy rainfall Friday morning is expected to cause dangerous driving conditions as creeks and flood prone areas become inundated with water.

Just before 3:45 a.m. on Friday, March 3, some locations in Heartland received up to 4 inches of rain, with more expected.

Drivers are urged to be on their alert and to find another route if they encounter water over a roadway.

Check the travel conditions below:

The following is a limited list of roadways closed or affected by flash flooding as of 8:50 p.m. March 8:


Carter County

  • Route M, northwest of Van Buren, is closed southbound and northbound due to flooding
  • Route KK north of Twin Ponds Road to County Road 456 in Wayne County.


Hickman County

  • KY 123 is closed at the 14 to 16mm in the Hailwell Corner Area Near Obion Creek Bridge - Signs posted

McCracken County

  • KY 348/Hardmoney Road daytime closure between the KY 348 intersection at 3.6mm and KY 1954/Husbands Road at 4mm due to tornado debris removal and utility work - Resident access only through Friday, March 10