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Flooded roads in central Ky. lead to rescue

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Two drivers in central Kentucky have been rescued after flash flooding left water over several roadways.

Frankfort-Franklin County Emergency Management Deputy Director Ray Kinney told the Lexington Herald-Leader that both people were trying to drive through water on Saturday morning that was too deep. No one was injured in either incident.

Kinney says drivers should never try to travel through high water, which can move fast enough to carry a vehicle.

A weekend flash flooding watch was issued Friday for much of central and eastern Kentucky. Weather officials say heavy rains that began on Thursday caused rivers and creeks to rise, and continued rains over the weekend will keep levels up.

Franklin County officials say they hope flooding in low-lying areas will recede quickly after the rain stops falling.

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