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Several roads closed by high water

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LaRue, Nelson schools cancel classes because of flooding

High water this morning forced motorists to take detours including major highways. Hardin and all of its neighboring counties also were under a flood warning today.

Pre-school classes at Valley View Education Center on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown were canceled Tuesday and alternative students were moved to Elizabethtown High School.

Schools in LaRue and Nelson counties were closed Tuesday because flooding has made some primary roads impassable, including U.S. 31E near Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville.

For a time, U.S. 31W was closed on Elizabethtown's south side.

Here is a list of  road closings and mile markers in Hardin County as of 10 a.m.:
KY 84 – mp 21-24
KY 86 – mp 12-16
KY 210 – mp 0-1
KY 567 – mp 0-1
KY 920 – mp 20-21
KY 1357 – mp 7-8
KY 1391 – mp 0-1
KY 1868 – mp 5-6
KY 1921 – mp 0-5
Ramp to 9001 west from I65N
Ramp to 31W from East 9001

The Elizabethtown fire station on East Dixie had bay doors open this morning so the advancing water could pass through. Standing water had previously closed Steele Drive and parts of Hawkins Drive on Elizabethtown's south side. Other detours are in effect in the Valley Creek area and along South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

The Kentucky Mesonet station in Cecilia reading at 11 a.m. indicated the area has received 1.64 inches since midnight. Most of it fell overnight during a steady deluge. That follows more than 3 inches that fell the first two days of May and a record rainfall in April of 16.72 inches.

All low-lying areas are subject to flooding.

Motorists are reminded of dangers associated with driving through standing water. Do not attempt to bypass barriers erected on closed streets.