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Storms cause widespread damage in the area

Staff Report

Glasgow Fire Department worked through the night and early morning responding to numerous storm-related calls after last night’s storms.

Three people were rescued from a flooded car on South Green Street. With the assistance of the Barren County Swift Water Rescue Team and the local emergency management director, numerous people were removed from their flooded homes in East Brook Trailer Park, according to a news release.

Fire department personnel were called to Industrial Drive for a gas leak and numerous propane tanks were scattered throughout the area around Joseph Wades. None of the tanks were leaking nor in the roadway to pose a hazard at this time, GFD Chief William Rock said.

Crews also responded to downed trees blocking roadways and laying on power lines causing them to arch.

Storms bring many hazardous conditions with them, rain and massive amounts of water being one of them, GFD cautions, “We ask at any time if you run across flooded roadways or parking lots to turn around and don’t attempt to drive through.”

Expect blocked roadways and streets throughout the day from downed trees and powerlines. While crews are working hard to get things back to normal, GFD requests for everyone to use extreme caution.

Additionally, the Barren River Animal Welfare Association was hit with floodwaters in the night and have closed normal operations until further notice. They are currently seeking volunteers and donations of bleach.

Glasgow City Parks and Recreation Department announced on its Facebook page that some park closures have resulted due to damage. American Legion Park is partially closed from the tank back, Beaver Trail walking trail, and the backside of Gorin Park are closed until the areas are clean.

Barren County announced road closures due to high water: Happy Hollow (at bridge), Oil Well (at bridge), and Oil Well (low water ford between Mansfield and Hwy 3179.)

Several thousand homes lost power in the night. Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation and Glasgow Electric Plant Board have worked through the morning hours restoring power outages.


Last night’s storm brought heavy rains causing flooding in many areas including here in the Coral Hill area of Barren County. JPI Photo | JR Jessie


A tree was blown over onto a vehicle in Glasgow. JPI | Photo JR Jessie

Heavy rains in the area brought flooding to many areas including the Barren River Animal Welfare Association. Photo | BRAWA Facebook

The Shell station on Burnsville Road in Glasgow sustained major damage from last night’s storm. JPI Photo | JR Jessie

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