While most high water left by Wednesday's severe storms has receded, state highway crews continue to clean up roadways across northeast Kentucky today.
Work includes plowing debris off travel lanes, cleaning ditchlines and culverts, cutting back overhanging trees, fixing darkened signals and general debris cleanup. Motorists should slow down and give crews and equipment room to work. One-lane traffic is possible in hard-hit areas.
As of 11 a.m., traffic impacts still affecting highways in Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 include:
KY 784 (Schultz Road) near South Shore is closed at the 31 mile marker between the KY 3308 and KY 10 (AA Highway) intersections due to a pavement washout around a large culvert. Highway engineers are assessing the situation to repair and reopen the roadway as quickly as possible. However, KY 784 will remain closed to all thru traffic until further notice. Detour using KY 7 and KY 10 (AA Highway). In that area, KY 784 serves approximately 500 vehicles per day.
KY 8 is one lane due to water on roadway at mile marker 28 between Quincy and Firebrick. Signs and message boards are in place to warn travelers.
Due to a power outage, the traffic signal is out at US 60 and Highland Avene in Ashland. Motorists should treat the intersection as a four-way stop until signal function is restored, and watch for highway and utility crews working in the area.
Watch for one-lane traffic or possible closure on KY 1244 (Barterville Road) between the 3 and 4 mile markers just past Barterville store due to a roadway slip beside the creek.
(story provided by Kentucky Department of Transportation)