Heavy, steady rainfall triggers road closures, LFD high water rescue from Sadler Road home.

For fans of the BJ Thomas song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head,” the weekend was surely memorable, but first responders around Grayson County had a busy Sunday, with water rescues and road closures prominently featured as the area received a steady, heavy rainfall Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

The Leitchfield Fire Department performed two risky water rescues, the first a vehicle extraction on Commerce Drive followed by the rescue of a family on Sadler Road whose home began flooding.

In total, LFD rescued three people and two dogs.

There were multiple road closures throughout Grayson County Sunday morning, including Hwy 1655, between Bowling Green Road and Ready Windyville Road, just outside of Caneyville. Bowling Green Road was closed in Caneyville Sunday morning due to high water.

Sunbeam Road, Cave Mill Road, and near the 101 mile marker of the Western Kentucky Parkway, experienced water over the roadways, as several other Grayson County roads and bridges were temporarily closed throughout Sunday morning and afternoon.

Fortunately, no injuries to citizens or firefighters were reported and most flooded roads were reopened to travel by Sunday evening.

Grayson and surrounding counties continue to be under a Flash Flood Watch. The watch ends Monday evening at 7:00, as additional rounds of heavy rains are possible Monday.

(Headline photo: Members of LFD’s water rescue team prepare to rescue a family from a Sadler Road home)

LFD vehicle extraction and rescue on Commerce Drive (courtesy of Jake Clemons).
Intersection of Brandenburg Road and Cave Mill Road.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com