More floodgates to be installed Monday in downtown Paducah

PADUCAH — More floodgates will be installed in Paducah on Monday.

The City of Paducah says these floodgates will protect the city up to a river stage of 55 feet.

As of Monday morning, the Ohio River was at 53.1 feet with the crest expected at 53.5 feet on Saturday, March 2.

City Engineer-Public Works Director Rick Murphy says if they see another crest increase, they will be installing the final set of floodgates.

The floodgates being installed Monday will close off access to the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center.