Kentucky road reopens two months after deadly flash flooding

Kentucky flooded road
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TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – Trigg County Rescue Chief Barry Fox says the deadly flash flood two months ago was the hardest recovery effort of his career.

No one could blame him. The victim was the chief’s mother, Nancy Fox.

Around four inches of rain fell the evening of July 28 in a matter of hours.

Kentucky flooded road
Photo: WKRN
“I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never seen it flood through here like it did that night,” said Chief Fox.

Nancy Fox was driving along Blackhawk Road in Cadiz, Kentucky around 8:00 p.m. when the road under her car was swept away into Long Pond Branch creek.

Her car was found about 300 feet downstream.

Chief Fox told News 2 that a rear bumper and license plate were found early in the search. The plates came back to Nancy Fox’s vehicle.

By the time the search team located the vehicle, the victim had died.

Since that flood, a temporary road repair is nearing completion and reopened to the public last week.

While the road may be new, the danger of another flash flood remains.

“Any time you see standing water, don’t ever go through it,” Fox said.

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