Local officials with several local agencies are encouraging drivers to stay off the roads due to high water and flooding.
According to the Owensboro Fire Department Facebook page, “The high water is causing a lot of problems throughout the County and emergency services are being stretched to our limits.” The Airport Sorgho Fire Department posted a similar message.
Moseleyville Volunteer Fire Department posted to Facebook, “Please be aware of high water. We had numerous high water emergencies this morning and you don’t know what is under the water. Thank you to Daviess County FD, Owensboro FD, AMR Ambulance, Daviess Co Sheriffs Office, Daviess Co Dispatch, and Road Department for all their help this morning.”
Daviess County Emergency Management Director Andy Ball said as of 10 a.m. the McLean County Mesonet station was reporting almost 6 inches of rain since midnight.
“Be safe folks…ditch culverts can’t handle that much water in such a short time,” he said in a post on Facebook.
According to Daviess County Fiscal Court, the county roads currently closed are:
Red Hill-Maxwell Road
East Marksberry Road
Old Hartford Road
Ben Ford Road
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reported the following Water Over Road Report:
KY 1514 is closed at mile marker 4.9 due to a collapsed culvert
KY 298 is closed between mile markers 2 – 3
KY 2127 is closed between mile markers 0 – 2
KY 554 is open with high water between mile markers 7 – 9
KY 762 is closed between mile markers 0 – 1
People from around Owensboro and Daviess County have been sharing pictures and videos of flooding and high water.
Officials said there will be many more roads that flood as the day goes on.