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Heavy rains cause flooding issues in parts of Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Heavy rains moving through the area left behind flooded low lying areas and roads in parts of Lexington.

The west end of town, like the Veterans Park area in Lexington, seems to have gotten the most rain. We've learned places, like Clearwater Way and Alexandria Drive, have experienced a significant amount of flooding.

No homes were flooded that we know of, but multiple streets and yards were underwater in that area of Lexington.

Some roads were shut down as police and people in the area waited for the water subside. High waters on roadways prompted Lexington Police to close Alexandria Pike between Trailwood and Old Frankfort.

The flooding isn't anything new to those living along Clearwater Way, saying it happens about once a year.

"Well, when we first got up this morning at about 7 a.m., it wasn't out of the banks yet. About an hour or hour and a half later, it was tremendously out of the banks and both sides were in raging water," said Gordon Childs, who lives on Clearwater Way.

"Well, the water was probably two feet higher right here and over there probably 15 to 20 feet higher than it is right now," said Betty Simpson who also lives on Clearwater Way.

By 9 a.m., we are told more than four inches of rain had fallen at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

"Rounds of showers and storms will continue through the day," said WKYT Meteorologist Jim Caldwell. "Some of these could produce some very heavy rainfall."

Caldwell says the biggest fear moving forward will be the threat of more showers and storms rolling over the same spots.

A flash flood warning is in effect in Lexington until Sunday evening at 7:15 p.m.


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