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Weather officials warn of possibility of flash floods in central Kentucky


LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Weather officials are warning residents of flash flooding on roads, highways and low-lying spots in Lexington and surrounding areas.

National Weather Service forecasters issued flash flood warnings on Friday afternoon for sections of Anderson, Bourbon, Fayette, Jessamine, Mercer and Woodford counties in Kentucky.

Weather officials say slow moving thunderstorms producing heavy rain are causing excessive runoff that is leading to flooding of small creeks and streams, streets, highways and underpasses. Country roads and farmlands also can experience flooding from rain and runoff.

Motorists are advised to avoid driving into areas where water covers the roadway.

A flash flood watch is in effect for the cities of Frankfort, Louisville, Lexington and surrounding areas.

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