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Downpours cause flash flooding in Lexington, Jessamine County

Posted at 10:08 PM, Jul 21, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Heavy rain caused flash flooding across Lexington and impacted play at the Barbasol Championship in Jessamine County.

June Jackson watched from the comfort of her home on Freeman Drive in Lexington as the street in front of her flooded with water.

"The street was just flooded as far as you could see, I couldn't even see where it ended at,” said Jackson.

Luckily it went down quickly but for almost two hours Jackson and her neighbors were stuck inside of their homes. They told LEX 18 that this area has flooded before -- but never this badly.

“I’ve been here 35 years and it's a first time for me,” said Mary May Reynolds.

Others across town weren't quite as fortunate to have a home to wait it out in.

Two cars got stuck in high water on North Broadway under the railroad bridge, and in Jessamine County at Champions at Keene Trace, Barbasol Championship play was temporarily suspended as rain swept through the course for three hours and seven minutes.

Thankfully, play resumed around 5:15 p.m.

And in Lexington the water went down across town within a few hours, and things went back to normal.