LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Heavy rain and flash floods soaked parts of Nelson County on Wednesday morning.
Streets were under water in Bardstown as the storm moved through around 6 a.m. Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said his crews were getting "one call after another" with everything happening in about 15 minutes.
Bardstown and Nelson County fire crews handled three fires during the storm. One of the fires may have been caused by lightning.
Mattingly said his team also had three water rescues as roads quickly flooded in the downpour.
Roads were closed in downtown as the city put up barricades on Old Bloomfield Pike, Westwind Trail, Spalding Avenue, Hurstland Drive and Gilkey Run Road/South Fourth Street between state Route 49 and South Third Street.
The water quickly receded, leaving debris and stranded cars on the roads. Some vehicles had to be towed after being flooded by the Zaxby's on Third Street in Bardstown.
Photos and videos on social media showed how high the water rose as people tried to drive through the flooding.
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