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High Water Causes Concerns In Parts of Harrison Co.

Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 17:46:19-05

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Firefighters and rescue crews are on alert for potential flooding issues across Harrison County.

Creeks were flooded, and the excess water covered roads throughout the county on Wednesday morning.

“The normal places that flood, you know, they pretty well flooded. Rocky Springs floods pretty easily, and then out on Shaw Lane, we got reports of water on the road out there,” said Chief Charles Carson with the Harrison Co. Fire Department.

Although the water was fairly low and receded during a break in the rain, Chief Carson says drivers need to be careful.

“Well I took my granddaughter to school this morning, and even though I’m driving something like that, you know it sits pretty high. It’s just still five or six inches of water’s all it takes to wash away your vehicle out,” said Chief Carson.

There’s extra concern on one bridge on Rocky Springs Road, where the guardrails are washed out on both sides. It’s been a problem for a few months during another round of flooding.

“Just slow down, take your time. If you see water, turn around. Go back,” said Jamaica O’Neal, who crosses the bridge every day.

Chief Carson reiterated several times that no matter how low the water, turn around, don’t drown.

“Just that weight of the water pressure, people just don’t realize the force of Mother Nature,” said Chief Carson.