KY 109 in Webster County May Close Due to Flooding

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Motorists who regularly travel a section of KY 109 in Webster County need to be aware that floodwaters may force it to close between Wheatcroft and Clay by about dark tonight.

KY 109 is open to traffic at this time with Water Over Road signs posted at the 10.6 to 11.2 mile marker at the east edge of the Wheatcroft community.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel are on site monitoring rising water levels.

The Shawneetown gauge was at 48.72 at 12:30 p.m., today, as water has edged out onto KY 109 in a curve near the Caney Creek Bridge.  The river is expected to rise almost ½ ft by Midnight tonight.

Based on that projection, this section of KY 109 would have to close around 6:00 p.m., CST.  It may have to close sooner based on how fast floodwaters rise at the site.

KYTC personnel on site are optimistic they can keep traffic moving until about 6:00 p.m., to help folks get home on the afternoon commute. However, it is possible floodwaters could force the roadway to close sooner.

Motorists who regularly travel KY 109 between Sullivan and Clay should make appropriate alternate travel plans.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely notice when the roadway is forced to close.

A complete KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 2 is available at www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2.  The latest update is pinned at the top of the page.  You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

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