Lee County roads flood following Thursday's rain

By: Sam Smith Email
By: Sam Smith Email

LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A slow moving storm caused problems in Lee County, high water forced crews to shut down roads.

Lee County Emergency Management Agency Director Eugene Barrett says the Ida May community received the worst of it, where State 399 and 587 meet.

"When it runs off, it runs off in a hurry, there's no place for it to go but right down this hollow," said Barrett.

Heavy rain flooded three creeks in the area, that water carried debris on to the roadways and flooded driveways and bridges.

When the water receded, crews spent the day clearing the roadways, for those going to school or work in the morning.

"These creeks and little branches and stuff, they just won't handle that much water that fast," said Barrett.

A man living in the area declined to be rescued. Water was approaching his house, he chose to take his chances inside.

Barrett says water didn't flood any buildings in the area.

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