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High water reported around Kentucky

There have been several reports of high water across roads in communities across central Kentucky. As of 10:30am the Lexington area had seen between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches of rain. That's resulted in some Lexington roads being underwater and some reports of cars stranded in high water.

In Bourbon County, Stoner Creek is high with some buildings around the water starting to flood. There's concern it will continue to rise as the day goes on, even if the rain stops. iWitness pictures are coming into WKYT of high water situations across the bluegrass, including water flooding Garrard Park in Paris.

We've also received pictures from other flooded communities across Kentucky, including a picture from Ginger Neace of Carlisle, that shows high water on Main Street in Nicholas County. You can see from the picture the water is approaching the family's home, half way up their backyard swimming pool. The Nicholas County Emergency Management Director tells 27 NEWSFIRST the Licking River near Blue Licks Springs Road is currently at 29 feet and expected to crest at above 35 feet. He says the River is threatening several homes in the area.

In Bath County we're told flooded roads led to school buses having to take detours Tuesday morning. Some buses did not arrive at school until around 10:00 a.m. because of downed trees and water across roads near the Bath County/Montgomery County line.

Police are reminding everyone to take extra precautions if you're going out today. Don't attempt to cross a road with high water, and do not bypass road blocks, if roads are closed due to water.


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