Kentucky residents worry melting snow will bring flooding
As temperatures rise in Kentucky over the weekend, media outlets across the state reported flooded roads and houses along with swollen creeks and rivers that could rise even further with the melting snow.
The National Weather Service said a flood warning goes into effect at 2 p.m. Sunday for counties on the Ohio River, including Jefferson, Oldham, Breckinridge, Hancock and Meade.
Ravenna in Estill County already experienced some flooding by the Kentucky River. And Barbourville and Williamsburg saw flooding from the Cumberland River.
In Powell County, residents worried that snow melt could cause the swollen Red River to rise even further.
And in the Harlan County coal town of Lynch, water bursting from an old mine above town on Friday sent a muddy torrent down onto Main Street.