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UPDATE: KY-40 Underpass Re-Opened

Paintsville, KY, USA / WSIP FM 98.9 | New Country

Update 6AM  2/13/18:

The KY-40 underpass is reportedly open this morning.

We’re told there is still some water in the lane as you head into town, so proceed with caution.

 

Update 10PM 2/12/18:

National Weather Service in Jackson has said the river has crested at 9:45 pm at 32.84 feet.

Waters should be starting to reseed in a few hours.

 

Original story:

High waters are causing concern in Paintsville around the KY-40 underpass.

The river is cresting this afternoon and water levels should recede this evening.

Scott Ratliff reported from the underpass earlier this afternoon:

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