LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - Much of the mill at Levi Jackson State Park was under water Tuesday. It’s one of several places to be impacted by the nearly continuous one and a half days of rainfall. The Emergency Management Director said that at one part of the day..there were 4 roads closed because of high water in Laurel County.
There was no way for visitors to check out the historic mill..the pathway to the attraction was submerged. On the other side of US 25 on Court Road..the road was closed in two areas.
The problem people say is a nearby creek that with a rainfall like the one this week..can’t stay in its banks.
“Anytime it rains,” a man who lives on Court Rd. told who asked not to be identified. “Like a whole day like it did yesterday. It will happen,” he said.
He says it’s so bad permanent signs were put up about a year ago to warn drivers of the danger.
“Nobody pays attention to them. They are up all the time. They drive right down to it and have to back up and go back out,” he said of the “turn around don’t drown” and “Warning: high water" signs.
The good news is from all theroads that were closed…no one was trapped in their homes. It was simply more of an inconvenience that an emergency.