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5:39 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Evacuations, Road Closures in Louisville

Flooding caused by heavy rains overnight across the Louisville area has led to numerous road closures and some evacuations.

Most of the evacuations occurred in the Whispering Hill, Guardian Court, Rockliff and Peabody areas of southeastern Louisville, MetroSafe says.

A Red Cross shelter has been set up for the evacuees at Atherton High School. Overnight, Louisville Fire & Rescue had 12 rescue runs and 250 assist runs because of the rain, MetroSafe says.

Authorities caution against driving vehicles onto roadways covered in water.

Here's more from MetroSafe:

With almost six inches of rain over the last 24 hours there were many evacuations and rescues from the flooding.  Fire and Rescue units report 250 assists (temporary assistance from one place to another) and 12 rescues (involves boats and other equipment to extricate from high water) from the flooding with 84 evacuations.  The American Red Cross continues to keep their shelter open at Atherton High School and Greater Faith Missionary Church is also assisting the community with a shelter.  

With 1000 calls made into MetroSafe from 10pm until 2am our volume has dropped to less than half of that number since 2amto present.  

A flash flood warning was declared until 8:45 a.m. Sunday.Heavy rain and the threat of more showers today also led to the early closure of the St. James Art Fair for the first time in its history. It closed late Saturday afternoon and will not be open for the final day today.Here's is a list of road closures from MetroSafe as of Sunday morning:

THIRD STREET RD / OUTER LOOP

BRECKENRIDGE LN / SIX MILE LN.

14000-15000 BLK DIXIE HWY

BLUEGRASS AVE

PRESTON HWY / MCCAWLEY RD.

CHENOWETH LN / OLD TAYLORSVILLE RD

CHEROKEE PARK & SENECA PARK

FRANKFORT AVE / RIVER RD

FRANKFORT AVE / WASHINGTON ST

2ND / SENECA

NEW CUT / SOUTHSIDE DR.

TAYLOR BLVD / BICKNELL

TAYLOR BLVD / CARRICO

LEXINGTON RD FROM MACON TO CORNELL

GRAFTON BETWEEN 10600 BLK TO 10800 BLK

HURSTBOURNE / SIX MILE

1200 BLK ORMSBY LN

BLACK THORN / KIRKHAM RD

TAYLORSVILLE RD / CHENOWETH RUN RD.

7TH ST / MAGNOLIA ST

7TH ST / BERNHEIM LN.

ARNOLD PALMER / FOREST OAKS DR

BALLARDSVILLE RD / CHAMBERLAIN

9TH ST / W OAK ST.

7TH / ALGONQUIN

MINORS LN / OUTER LOOP

PEABODY LN / GOLDSMITH LN

7TH ST / BERRY

7TH ST / NOBLE

SHEPHERSVILLE RD / WHISPERING HILLS BLVD

12TH ST / W. OAK ST.

CHENOWETH LN / BLANKENBAKER

BARDSTOWN RD / CEDAR LOOK

13TH / HILL ST.

16TH ST. / ALGONQUIN PKWY

15TH ST. / W. OAK ST.

3RD ST / EASTERN PKWY

8200 JOHNSON SCHOOL RD

FERN VALLEY RD / JEFFERSON BLVD

1700 GARDINER LN

2300 BLK MEDFORD LN

SHELBYVILLE RD EB TO I-265 SB

CANE RUN RD / KINGSWOOD

CHENOWETH RUN RD / TAYLORSVILLE RD

MONTICELLO / ALLEN

SIX MILE / GLEN OAK

NATIONAL TURNPIKE / OUTER LOOP

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