Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County Road Department is warning drivers that the "Road Closed" signs at the Alexander Creek Bridge on Oak Hill Road are there for a reason, despite the fact that the bridge is no longer underwater.
County Road Supervisor Greg Carroll said that flood waters from last week penetrated the bridge between the concrete surface and the asphalt on top, which caused the asphalt to break away from the bridge.
"We're having to dig up all the blacktop because of the damage and we'll replace it with gravel as a temporary fix until we can get some pavement. People are still driving around the signs that we have in place. They think they can get across because the water's down, but there's a reason we put those signs up."
Carroll said work is expected to continue over the next several days so drivers in the area need to be aware of the bridge closing and seek an alternate route.