Highway at Ashland closed for water main repair


ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky transportation officials say a main thoroughfare in Ashland is closed to all traffic and is expected to remain so overnight while utility crews repair a water main break.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Allen Blair says all lanes of U.S. 23 are closed in the southeastern corner of the city, with commercial trucks and some other vehicles detouring via Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 while cars and local traffic are being rerouted along 39th and 45th streets. Message boards are being used to guide motorists.

Highway information is available by calling 511 or at http://511.ky.gov .