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Anyone headed toward Henderson or Evansville this morning will likely have a longer trip than usual.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says all four lanes of the Pennyrile Parkway are shut down near the 54 mile-marker for a tanker truck on fire.
A detour was being set up via US 41 between the Slaughters-Calhoun exit at KY 138 and the Hanson exit. Crews expected the closure that began around 6:30 to last for about three hours.
Photo courtesy of National Weather Service
While the weather story of the weekend was heavy rains and a return to winter locally, a strong tornado touched down in one Pennyrile county Saturday.
The National Weather Service has determined an EF-2 tornado touched down around 3:18 Saturday afternoon near Hampton in Livingston County. The twister traveled northeast along Highway 838 for about 1.75 miles.
Maximum winds were estimated at 120 miles per hour and the tornado was about 175 yards wide. No one was injured or killed, but the sanctuary of one church was collapsed and a second church had the steeple and shingles blown off.
A few homes also sustained shingle damage. The survey team also found numerous trees blown down or snapped and several small out buildings with damage.
Statement from Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools:
Emergency Management in Montgomery County has advised of potential flooding of roadways in low-lying areas. Due to flooding on some roads in the area, schools will be delayed two hours on Monday, January 14. This delay will allow for improved visibility so that drivers may be cautious if road conditions are hazardous. Some bus routes may still be affected even with the delayed opening and vehicles may find some roads not passable. Buses will not attempt to drive on roads with standing water. Again, school opening tomorrow is delayed by two hours, which means students who ride the bus should be at their bus stops two hours after their normal time.
A single-vehicle wreck in Muhlenberg County Saturday morning injured a Bremen man, who would be cited into court on DUI charges.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 45-year old James May of Bremen was northbound on KY 181 around 1:10am when he ran off the road and traveled several hundred feet before hitting a tree.
He was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital and treated for his injuries and was cited into court on his second DUI charge in the last five years. KSP says he was also not wearing a seat belt. The news release says toxicology tests are pending.