US 51 in Ballard County to close in two places at midnight

US 51 in Ballard County will be closed in two places at midnight because of flooding.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge and US 51 south of Wickliffe near the Ballard-Carlisle County line will be closed.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says they expect these two sites to be closed for at least a week.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternative routes.

Along with the road closures, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging everyone to not move and drive through traffic barricades into floodwaters.

Law enforcement is working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and will write citations to those who move traffic barricades.

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