CADIZ, Kentucky — Some US 68 businesses in Cadiz, Kentucky will be closed Monday and Tuesday for tree removal, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.
According to KYTC, the road will be closed between Kentucky 274/Rockcastle Road near Mile Marker 1 and Kentucky 139/South Road near Mile Marker 2. the way. According to KYTC, it’s in the Rainbow Hill area just west of downtown Cadiz.
The road is closed daily from about 8am to about 2pm. KYTC said property owners’ access within the working zone will be maintained. For other drivers, there is no noticeable detour, but KYTC says the driver can self-detour by taking KY 139 South/South Road to US 68.
This is not the only KYTC logging operation in western Kentucky. In McCracken County, KY 3520/Old US 60 was closed on Friday from mile point 4.123 near the Rickman Road intersection extending east to near the 5 mile marker at the KY 1565/Mayfield-Metropolis Road intersection. That section of US 60 closed shortly after the morning school buses ran and was expected to remain closed for much of the day, but maintained local access for property owners. .
KYTC said in a news release about the McCracken County closure that “hundreds of trees were blown away by a series of meteorological events, including occasional high winds in a straight line recorded in the range of 60 to 70 miles per hour.” . “Winds in the 50 mph range were common. Crews throughout the area cut down fallen trees and branches and pushed them down in order to clear and open the highway as quickly as possible at the height of the storm. Highway crews are now making rounds to remove these felled trees and branches from public roads.”