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Barbourville flood photos

The following flood photos were taken in and around Barbourville March 2015.

This photo is of a farm in the Smokey area off Hwy 11 North. The trailer is nearly submerged. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

This photo is of a farm in the Smokey area off Hwy 11 North. The trailer is nearly submerged.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Flood waters are creeping up on Turkey Creek Baptist Church. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Flood waters are creeping up on Turkey Creek Baptist Church.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

The soccer field is completely submerged at Thompson Park. Photo by Bobbie Poynter.

The soccer field is completely submerged at Thompson Park.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter.

 

The American Legion and Legion Field is surrounded by several feet of water. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

The American Legion and Legion Field is surrounded by several feet of water.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Beauty amongst the disaster. This ridge of beautiful icicles can be found along Hwy 718 in Flat Lick.

Beauty amongst the disaster. This ridge of beautiful icicles can be found along Hwy 718 in Flat Lick.

A gas worker had to don wading boots and trudge through several feet of water across Legion Field to turn off the gas at the American Legion. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

A gas worker had to don wading boots and trudge through several feet of water across Legion Field to turn off the gas at the American Legion.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Slick icy roads caused this truck to slide off the road in Boone Height on old Hwy 25E. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Slick icy roads caused this truck to slide off the road in Boone Height on old Hwy 25E.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Flood waters cover Hwy 11 South about 2 miles outside of Barbourville. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Flood waters cover Hwy 11 South about 2 miles outside of Barbourville.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Flooding across Hwy 11 So.

Flood waters cover Hwy 11 South about 2 miles outside of Barbourville. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Flood waters cover Hwy 11 South about 2 miles outside of Barbourville. This was taken around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

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.

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