Kentucky highway crews in McCracken County finish storm cleanup for the day, will be back out Thursday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the McCracken County highway maintenance crew has finished highway clearing efforts for the night Wednesday after storms downed trees and scattered limbs and other debris across roadways.

As of about 10 p.m. Wednesday, KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says there are two remaining closures along state highways in McCracken County because of downed power lines entangled in trees. Those are:

  • Oaks Road is closed between the 4 and 7 mile markers where utility crews are working to repair power lines. That’s between Sheehan Bridge Road and the Paducah Floodwall.
  • Kentucky 787 is closed between the 5 and 6 mile marker where a large tree fell, taking power lines with it. That’s between Old Calvert City Road intersection and U.S. 62.

KYTC workers in McCracken County will be back out at 6 a.m., to help utility crews at those spots and others, Todd says. He says drivers in area counties are urged to avoid unnecessary travel overnight and use extra caution on their morning commutes Thursday.

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