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Rising water in Scott County causing problems for drivers

High water caused some big problems for drivers in Scott County Tuesday morning.

Firefighters say one woman drove her car into high water near Sadieville, prompting a rescue.

It happened on Pike Street, just outside of town. Emergency crews say the high water caused the woman's car to stall.

Firefighters were able to get her out of the water, but the car had to be towed out.

Scott County officials are closely monitoring Elkhorn Creek, which rose throughout the day.

Officials had to close six roads due to high water Tuesday morning. With the rain still falling in the early afternoon, officials say more road closures are possible.

Since yesterday, Elkhorn Creek has risen from 4 and a half feet, to almost 9 feet.

We also saw the dangers of driving into high water firsthand.

Despite the flashing lights of a sheriff deputy's cruiser on both sides of water-covered Lisle Road, two cars tired to move through the water.

Both cars had problems halfway. One was able to back out, but the second got stuck.

The four people inside the second car, which included two children, were able to get out and walk away from the car.

A tow truck was able to get the car out of the water.


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