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Rain causes minor flooding across Kentucky

Lexington, Ky (WKYT) - A constant stream of rain created flood fears in some Kentucky communities Monday morning. The Kentucky Highway Department is reporting the following road closings:

Bath County
• KY 1106 between mile markers 2 and 4 near Flat Creek
• KY 111 between mile markers 2 and 4 near Slate Valley
• KY 36 between mile markers 2 and 6 near Sharpsburg

Lewis County
• KY 989 near its intersection with KY 9

Mason County
• KY 324 near mile marker 10.5, between the Mill Creek Bridge and KY 11

Montgomery County Emergency management says Hinkston Creek is high in Mt. Sterling, in the Main Street area, but hasn't threatened any buildings. They say the water is now starting to recede. Officials with Bath County Emergency Management tell WKYT they have high water on several roads, but no homes threatened.

The National Weather Service has reported water over Highway 1640 in Casey County. Emergency Management in Metcalfe County also told the NWS seven county roads and two state roads were impassable Monday morning due to minor flooding there and mail carriers reported in Lewis County this morning several instances of water flowing over roads in the area.

WKYT also found some high water on the UK campus, near the Patterson Office Tower. UK Police had the area blocked to traffic.


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