Water on roads in Trigg County

UPDATE: KYTC spokesman says engineers are evaluating a washout along Blackhawk Road near the Blue Springs Community of Caldwell county. 

Rescue units from multiple surrounding counties are searching for a vehicle believed to have driven off into Long Pond Branch during flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall earlier Tuesday evening. 

KYTC engineers say it looks like the washout left a hole about 30 to 40 feet across and about 20 feet deep. The roadway has been blockaded in that area because of concerns about undermining the roadway. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says there are reports of water over the road on a section of Kentucky 276 near the Trigg County and Caldwell County line. 

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says Trigg County Emergency Management reports the section of the highway, which is also designated as Blackhawk Road, has washed out near Long Pond Branch. Todd said that is near the Blue Springs Church area. 

KYTC workers are there evaluating damage to the roadway. The cabinet had earlier received  a report of a vehicle off of the road in water, and Todd said Trigg County rescue personnel are checking the area. 

Responders are also reporting to a flooded area along Tyler Road in the same area, Todd said, and drivers are advised to use caution because more flooding is possible. 

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