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Driving Rains, Flooding Hit Bath And Montgomery Counties

Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 09, 2018



(LEX 18) — Heavy rains across central Kentucky on Sunday were causing flooding and treacherous road conditions.

The National Weather Service issued several flooding advisories, largely focused on Bath and Montgomery Counties.

Emergency officials said a woman driving along Kentucky Highway 36 was swept away by floodwaters and was stranded. A posting on the Owingsville Volunteer Firefighters Department’s Facebook page said a sheriff’s crew had rescued the woman.

The Montgomery County Emergency Management agency sent a series of posts about flooded roadways. One showed a road damaged and buckled at Hinkston Pike and Garden Springs.


Earlier in the day, officials said water was flowing over several roads in Bath County. Blue Rock Road, Stepstone Road and Flat Creek Road all were reportedly flooded.

Earlier, officials said one to two miles of Kentucky Highway 89 southeast of Winchester was underwater.

.Lexington police responded to nearly a dozen crashes overnight, most of which were attributed to slick roads caused by rains.