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Storms Spur Flash Flooding, Treacherous Roadways And Water Rescues

Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 13:46:50-04

(LEX 18) — Widespread rains on Sunday morning were causing flash flooding and treacherous roadways across the region.

The National Weather Service issued alerts for Harrison and Scott counties.

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Emergency crews in Scott County were called out to help rescue people whose vehicles became stranded in high water.

Rescuers made sure people got to dry land near Muddy Ford and Anderson roads, and near Georgetown Airport along Paris Pike.

After 11 a.m., the service said Kentucky Highway 227 in Stamping Ground was impassable in front of the Dollar Store. It said the Nicholas County Emergency Manager also had reported major problems due to flooding.

Earlier in Harrison County, Kentucky Highway 1842 near Connersville and Grays Run Pike near Leesburg both had water over he roadways.

In Scott, U.S. Highway 25 near Sadieville also had water reportedly blocking travel.

A crash north of Georgetown slowed traffic in the southbound lands of Interstate Highway 75.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office urged motorists to use caution, saying they were responding to multiple calls of people stuck in pooling water.

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