Unnecessary travel discouraged in tornado debris corridor
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2021) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 crews continue to clear highways in several areas throughout the 11 county region.
While some areas were severely impacted by the storms on December 10, other counties sustained little to no damage.
Ohio, Caldwell, Hopkins, Christian, and Muhlenberg counties were hardest hit. Crews in those counties with get support from nearby counties with minimal damage. The crews are working with a goal of clearing all routes to provide unrestricted access for ongoing recovery efforts.
KYTC asks property owners to avoid pushing storm debris into ditches as it will create a hazard and take longer to remove. The present task is to clear roadways and sidewalks for access. Arrangements will be made through FEMA to dispose of debris from private property at a later date.
District 2 has developed a game plan and is coordinating with area response agencies, county government officials, and KYTC Central Office in Frankfort.
Highways that remain blocked include:
U.S. 41 inside Pembroke city limits
KY 293 and KY 278 near the UK Agriculture Research Center east of Princeton
U.S. 41 between Mortons Gap and Earlington
All other routes are passable, but some areas impacted by the storm are still debris-covered – some with fallen power lines. We urge motorists to refrain from traveling through these areas due to the potential for tire and vehicle damage, and to avoid hampering critical response efforts.
Additional information on the mile points of affected routes will be forthcoming.