Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
On This Site
or Click Here
Roads slick, one bridge closed, more expected as water rising
Adair County roads are slick where water is ponding; one bridge on Old Gradyville Road is closed and water is rising -- drivers are advised to use extreme caution
By Linda Waggener
Adair County Road Department Foreman Terry Corbin reports that one bridge on Old Gradyville Road, near Hwy 768, is being closed now, at 11:30amCT, with 6-8" water already covering it.
Another bridge nearby has water rising, only lacking a couple of feet to be at the bridge. He said that all low lying areas will have water coverage as this rain continues and extreme caution should be used by drivers.
Corbin said to treat this Harvey storm-related heavy rain just as when the roads get covered in certain areas during heavy spring rains.
"Slow down," that is the advice of Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss who has had several calls today and worked one water related accident with the KSP where a young driver hydroplaned lost control, flipped. "People don't realize that when water is ponding on roads like they are today, they must be driving at lower rates of speed to keep control of a vehicle," he said, "you can't just keep going at regular speed and avoid accidents."
Corbin and his crew members are at work trying to put up caution tape to help drivers take note of water in low lying areas and bridges, yet he says there just is not enough manpower to get to every Road in the county.
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN remains the advice of all first responders whenever heavy rains change road conditions from the norm.
This story was posted on 2017-09-01 11:21:03
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic News:
Ashland man receives 30-year sentence in kidnapping, rape case
Somerset, KY police obtain warrant for person of interest in murder at church
Greg Jones sends ID for Mystery Moth
City of Columbia office closings for Labor Day 4 Sep 2017
Adair Co. (county gov't) offices closed Labor Day 4 Sep 2017
CAUD boil water LIFT advisory: Burkesville Road Area/Flatwoods
7-County area in path of Harvey Flooding, severe weather risk
Early release Fridays in Adair Co. start today, Fri 1 Sep 2017
Reader takes issue with term 'reluctant' for Mama Llama
Flash Flooding possibilities cause state EMOC to activate
View even more articles in topic News
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.