Road conditions in local county after heavy rainfalls

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Reporter: Mychaela Bruner
Photographer: Michael Bradford

BALLARD COUNTY, Ky—To say the Local 6 region got some rain yesterday would be an understatement.  The rain finally came to a rest this morning, but there are still many roads closed in the area due to high water.

Some homeowners in Ballard County said they received around eight inches of rain.

Guy Gibson has lived on Gibson Road for 80 years and considers it home.  He said he knows every road like the back of his hand, but said the creek down the road is unpredictable, especially when it rains.

"The old saying is we call this little creek down here Little Nasty, that's the name of it because the water gets up real high and it'll go down real quick," said Gibson.

Gibson said when it rains, it floods.

"It just kept raining and water got higher and higher," said Gibson.

He said yesterday the rainfall was record-setting.

"I've never seen it any higher but one other time and that was in the 80's," said Gibson.

Gibson said after the storm comes the calm and he has his work cut out for him today.

"Check the buildings to see if I have any leaks, see if we blew off any shingles or roofing off the barns," said Gibson.

A temporary problem that leaves its trace of debris.

"When it rains fast, it gets up fast and it goes down fast...It was about eight inches deep on this side of the bridge," said Gibson.

Gibson said over the years, instead of driving in the rain, he finds comfort inside his home.

"We try to stay in and stay dry," said Gibson.

Keep an eye out for debris when you are driving on roads that were flooded, because something could have washed up on the road.  For a full list of road closures, click here.

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