High waters create dangerous roads across region (Watch Video)


PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Heavy rainfall Monday night proved to be too much for local rivers and streams in some locations across central and eastern Kentucky.

The above video by Stacy Foncannon shows flooding in Pulaski County. Several local roads were covered with water, prompting the National Weather Service out of Louisville to remind the public about safety during flooding situations.

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According to the London Police Department, several roadways are covered by water and areas creeks are overflowing due to heavy rain.

Flooding in London/London Police Department

Law enforcement, emergency management, and first responders reminding drivers that crossing what appears to be shallow water can be hazardous.

“Use caution, roadways are water covered in some areas and creeks are overflowing due to heavy rains,” the London Police Department warned in an advisory.

Flooding in Pulaski County/Stacy Foncannon

“The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water. Attempting to drive through water may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route,” police added.