Severe Weather Shuts Down Carter County Fair

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The Carter County Fair has been shut down as severe weather in Grayson, Kentucky forced many locals to evacuate.

Carter County Fair organizers said they were able to evacuate the grounds before anyone was injured.

All remaining events for Saturday evening have been canceled. According to organizers, the fair will be closed until the area is cleaned up. 

As much as five inches of rain fell over parts of northeastern Kentucky early Saturday afternoon, including in Lewis and Carter counties, resulting in the evacuations that took place in Grayson and at the Carter County Fair. Northern Lewis and western Carter counties were the hardest hit in the area, with broad areas of 3-5″ of rainfall being reported, leading to high water issues in the counties.

Thankfully, rainfall is forecast to be very light across this reason during the overnight, which should allow for creeks and streams to lower.

Storm Reports

Carter County

  • 3:45 pm – Evacuations occurring in the city of Grayson due to flooding. Also, county fairgrounds have been evacuated due to flooding.
  • 4:15 pm – High water reported along Highway 1 in Hitchins

Greenup County

  • 1:40 pm – Limbs down along Raikes Mill Road 2 miles ENE of Beechy in Greenup County

Lawrence County

  • 4:28 pm – Tree reported down along Austin Branch Road in Fallsburg.

Lewis County

  • 3:35 pm – Water flowing over portions of Kentucky Route 8 near Concord.
  • 3:35 pm – Water flowing over a portion of Kentucky Route 59.
  • 5:15 pm – A water line has been washed out along Quicks Run Road about 2 mile from Kentucky Route 8.
  • 6:25 pm – 2.53″ reported 6 miles west of Vanceburg since midnight.
  • 7:00 pm – Water over Montgomery Road near Garrison.
  • 8:00 pm – Rainfall measurement of 5.00″ from a gauge near Quicks Run Road near Carrs. Water had rushed over roadway but has since receded.

Scioto County

  • 12:54 pm – Tree downed along Duck Run Road 3 miles WSW of Lucasville.
  • 1:16 pm – Penny size hail 1 mile ESE of Portsmouth.
  • 1:38 pm – Tree downed along Mill Road near Wheelersburg.

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