Floyd County road washed out

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

The storm clean-up continues across parts of eastern Kentucky.

Tuesday night's heavy rain caused damage in several areas, and left one road in Floyd County destroyed.

Folks that live on Mill Creek Road in Wayland say it has flooded before, but never looked this bad.

Magistrate Hattie Owens said it looked like a bomb was dropped on the road.

Tuesday night's storm destroyed parts of Mill Creek Road. The blacktop section is torn up, and gravel is washed away.

"It was terrifying. We had high winds, rain, thunder lightning," said Stella Greene, who lives on the road.

Greene cannot get her car out of the driveway, and has to hop across rocks just to get back to her house.

"You get really really tired of it," said Greene.

"Well it can't get any worse. Can't get out and around, can't walk on it, can't drive on it," said Homer Gibson, who lives on the road.

Magistrate Hattie Owens says road crews are working hard to clean up the mess.

"Right now they're just shoving the creeks back. We're trying to get the breaks fixed along the creek. Then we're using some of the creek sand and gravel to hold it," said Owens.

She says the goal is to fix the road enough so that cars can get in and out of the area.

"Then we'll come back and see what we can do long term," said Owens.

Greene says she just wants to be able to leave her driveway again.

Owens said the road should be fixed for driving in the next couple of days.

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