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KYTC: Floodwaters at Edge of US 60 Near Henderson-Union County Line

KYTC: Floodwaters at Edge of US 60 Near Henderson-Union County Line

Bill Stephens

March 10th, 2016

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel have been monitoring rising floodwaters along US 60 between the 24 and 26 mile marker at Casey Creek Branch near the Union-Henderson County Line.

At this time US 60 is OPEN to normal traffic flow. However, spokesman Keith Todd says with continued rain in the forecast through the night, transportation engineers have strategically placed message boards to alert motorists if the roadway should have to close.

Further complicating things, Todd states a bridge at KY 359 mile pont 6.160 along the normal detour route for this site is restricted to a 10-ton load limit.

Should US 60 be required to close during the overnight hours, Todd indicates passenger vehicles will be able to detour along the normal route via KY 359 and KY 136 through Smith Mills. However, trucks over 10-tons will be required to take a longer detour to avoid the bridge load limit on KY 359.

Eastbound trucks will be required to take 130 through Uniontown, then back along KY 360 to KY 359, then follow KY 136 through Smith Mills to return to US 60 at Henderson.

Westbound trucks will be required to take KY 136 West at Henderson through Smith Mills, then KY 359 to KY 360 through Uniontown to take KY 130 to return to US 60 at Morganfield.

Again, US 60 is OPEN to normal traffic flow at this time, but water is at the edge of the roadway. Message boards have been placed to alert traffic in case floodwaters continue to rise. Transportaiton personnel will monitor this section of US 60 and are prepared to activate the detour, if required.

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