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Roads in Richmond closed after threat of high water

Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 11:08 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) -

High water has forced roads in Madison County to close, as Richmond Police are monitoring conditions within the city.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Redhouse Road or Kentucky 388 in Richmond is closed Sunday night due to flooding.

East Main and Irvine Streets are also flooded with water. Police have put up barricades and signs to keeps drivers away.

Officials say these areas are prone to flooding when there is a threat of heavy rain.

Assistant Police Chief with the Richmond Police Department Rodney Richardson said earlier Sunday evening they hadn’t received any calls for water rescues or cars getting stuck.

The most important thing the community can do is be cautious and careful if they have to leave their homes.

“We’re asking all drivers right now, especially at night to be real careful if they’re traveling any roadways near creeks or low lying areas,” said Assistant Chief Rodney Richardson. “Just reduce your speed and drive with extreme caution, because if the road is flooded and you’re traveling fast you may be in the water before you know it.”

Officers will continue monitoring roads throughout Sunday night, keeping a close watch on low-lying roads or areas near creeks. They say they’ll set up additional barricades if needed.

For the safety of our community, we have decided to temporarily close these roadways. Stay safe Richmond!

Posted by Richmond Police Department on Sunday, February 28, 2021

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