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Knott County highway back open after rockslide, thousands lose water

Rockslide on Kentucky 15 in Knott County (Photo: KYTC)
Rockslide on Kentucky 15 in Knott County (Photo: KYTC)(WKYT)
Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 3:03 PM EST
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A busy eastern Kentucky highway was closed for several hours after a rockslide..

The slide happened Thursday afternoon on Kentucky 15 near Carr Creek State Park, just west of the intersection with Kentucky 160.

State transportation officials say a water line was broken by the rocks, and will be fixed after crews clear the roadway.

Officials say approximately 15,000-20,000 people do not have water due to the water line break.

Crews hope to have to road cleared soon.

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