LIBERTY - The flooding creeks and rivers in Casey County have begun to recede but kept some roads blocked throughout the night.
The Casey schools are closed today due to the high water, which began rising about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Portions of Ky. 70, along Green River west of town, and Ky. 198 in the Middleburg-Yosemite section, and Red Hill, River and Riffe Creek roads in the Dunnville area were not passable this morning, according to a 911 dispatcher. She said they had been closed most of the night.
"We haven't heard about any washouts, but there is water still over some of the county roads, according to Bernetha Foley at the Casey County Road Department. She said water was over most of the main arteries, but was receding.
"I had to back track twice to get to work this morning," Foley said.
A spokesman at the state highway department said no roads are officially blocked, but water is still on many of the state roads located along streams, and it was still sprinkling rain earlier today.