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Union Co. road still under water


Flooding from heavy rains Thursday night has closed a stretch of US-60 in Union and Henderson Counties in Kentucky.

Authorities say the water is slowly but surely receding, but there are several spots along US-60 that are under water.

A series of signs have been put up telling drivers the road is closed.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says you can be charged if you go around the signs and don't live in the area. 

Keith also tells me this isn't the first time flooding has been a problem here and they're looking at long term solutions.

"Ideally it would be best for us raise the elevation of the driving surface, but because it is such an extended section engineering would be required and it's a U.S. highway so its going to be an expensive process," says Todd. "Its not something that we can do with just a small safety project, its probably going to have to be an actual road planned type project."

Officials tell us that if you are needing to get around this, there is a way.

From Henderson take Kentucky 136 to 359 and that'll take you right to Morganfield- and vice versa the other way.

No word yet on when the road will re-open. 

We'll be sure to keep you posted though when it does.

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