Heavy downpours cause flash flooding, mudslides - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Heavy downpours cause flash flooding, mudslides

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thunderstorms and torrential downpours overnight in Kentuckiana overnight flooded roads and prompted some school systems to close or delay classes.

There were numerous problems on the roads early Friday. In Floyd County, a mudslide closed eastbound Interstate 64 at milemarker 121 in New Albany. We're told that road was reopened after crews brought in heavy equipment to clear away the mud and debris. 

On I-64W, the westbound lanes were closed at S.R. 37 due to flooding. A detour was set up.

Other reported problems included:

US 150 at Navilleton Road
5800 block Navilleton Road
5000 block Corydon Pike
Campion Road (not passable)
Buttontown Road at John Pectol Road
111 South at Two Mile Lane there is a tree down blocking one lane.

In Charlestown, Indiana, S.R. was closed after the 14 Mile Creek flooded spilled over its banks into the road.

In Henry County, Kentucky, the Kentucky State Police Post in KSP Campbellsburg confirms a mudslide in Henry County. Highway 389 at State Road 202 near Lockport was closed.

Highway 42 E. at Bedford Hill was also flooded and impassable as of 7:30 a.m.

There were also several reports of people stranded in their cars after driving through high water.

The following schools were closed or delayed due to the flooding:

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA: Delayed 2 hours
CRAWFORD CO. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
E. WASHINGTON CO. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
HARRISON CO. HEAD START: Delayed 2 hours
NEW ALBANY-FLOYD CO. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
NORTH HARRISON COMM. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
PERRY CENTRAL COMM. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
SALEM COMM. SCHOOLS: Delayed 1 hour
SOUTH HARRISON COMM. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
SPRINGS VALLEY COMM. SCHOOLS: Delayed 2 hours
ST. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL- CORYDON: Delayed 2 hours
WEST CLARK COMM. SCHOOLS: Closed Today

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