KYTC asking drivers to avoid traveling in western McCracken County and southeastern Ballard County

WEST KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking drivers to avoid traveling in western McCracken County and southeastern Ballard County for the rest of Thursday.

Crews are working to clear utility lines, downed trees, and other debris left behind by the storm.

Keith Todd with KYTC says US 62/Blandville Road is blocked by storm debris between KY 305/Fisher Road and the KY 286 intersection at Milan Station. Many side roads in the area are also blocked.

The storm left a path from near Lovelaceville along US 62 to the KY 286 intersection at Milan Station, then along US 62 to the KY 305/Fisher Road intersection in McCracken County.

There is also downed trees and power lines between US 62/Blandville Road and US 60/Hinkleville Road through the West Paducah area.

Over at the west edge of Paducah in the Mall area, u tility poles down near the US 60 intersection with Olivet Church Road and New Old Road.

Everyone is being asked to avoid these area to allow emergency crews to work.

Anyone wanting to travel between Paducah and Ballard County or Paducah and Carlisle County should avoid US 62 and KY 286.