WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) A stretch of US 25 in Whitley County is down to one lane after many days of rain.
The weather has made for a potentially dangerous situation on a busy thoroughfare in Whitley County. The Cumberland River is rising. It is at 18 feet and counting when it is normally 3-4 feet. The constant rain has eaten away at the hillside just off the southbound lane.
Once the water began to seep under the sidewalk, the road itself would be next, compromising it considerably.
Now, repair crews will spend at least two weeks making hte needed reinforcements.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to do one lane. If this break continues to go under the sidewalk near the road, there’s a possibility we’d shut 25 down. You could take 75, but most people take 10th Street down Main Street and it’s really going to cause congestion. It’ll be a traffic nightmare for us,” said Danny Moses with Whitley County Emergency Management.