The Cumberland River is currently at 34.2 feet and should crest at 37.2 feet around 7 p.m. tonight. According to Lewis Jordan of Barbourville Water and Electric, the river would have to crest at 40 feet before the flood walls in Barbourville would need to be closed.
Knox County Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, March 6, 2015.
The governor has issued a state of emergency.
Officials have announced Barbourville schools will be closed today.
To get instant updates on Knox County School closings, call the school hotline at: 277-2400.