Pikeville bypass remains closed; geotech engineers to evaluate highwall
PIKE COUNTY – March 12, 2012 – Although the rockfall has been cleared, KY 1426, Bypass Road, in Pikeville remains closed to all traffic.
This section of roadway will remain closed until the Department of Highways has had time to evaluate different avenues. They ask the public to partner with them by staying out of the area and to be patient with us during this time.”
They suggested that people who use the sidewalk along Bypass road for walking or running also avoid the area. “It will be more inconvenient for people on foot. The detour is a long way around for those folks, and no kind of barricade will prevent foot traffic, so we are asking walkers and runners to observe the road closure voluntarily. Consider the risk, and plan another route.”
The University of Pikeville Alumni Association will host Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay, Ph.D., to speak about the Temple Mount Sifting Project on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m., in Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial Building, level 5.
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Attn: City of Pikeville Water Customers (this includes our Coal Run customers)
8:30 am 2-25-15 UPDATE
We are extremely happy to report that we are able to CANCEL the boil water advisory immediately! Our samples have come back and the water is safe for consumption.
We would like to thank Greg May and UMG for their around the clock dedication and hard work in solving our water outage.
This update only pertains to the customers in the City of Pikeville and Coal Run. This does not apply to customers of Mountain Water District.
Again, we thank everyone for their patience and understanding.
Attn: City of Pikeville Water Customers Effective: 2/22/15
Due to the low pressure and water levels, we are issuing a boil water advisory until further notice. Water used for drinking or cooking purposes should be boiled at a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes prior to consumption.
We are continuing to do everything possible to correct the water situation.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Attn: City of Pikeville Water Customers
The City of Pikeville and Public Works continue to deal with affects from the recent Winter Storm. High snow accumulative totals, sub-zero temperatures, ice and now rain has created many issues for the city to address.
City of Pikeville water customers are currently in the beginning stages of water storage and depletion due to several issues. As of late last night, ice and mud accumulations in the river have resulted in the loss o…f telemetry. Currently the City intake system is clogged off in the river with mud and ice prevent the water plant from receiving its water source. Crews have worked through the night for a solution. However, the current conditions are hampering progress.
Water storage is expected to reach critical levels sometime this morning resulting in water outages throughout our service area. We ask for everyone to conserve water and please do not fill up bathtubs or sinks because this will result in the system depleting much faster.
The city has ordered a tractor trailer of water that will be available to our water customers within the next couple of hours. You will be able to pick up a ration of water at the Pikeville Fire Station #1. We will notify the public when the water is available.
Unfortunately these circumstances are an act of nature and could not be avoided. Please be assured we are working as quickly as possible to restore water service to our customers and appreciate the patience of our customers during the restoration process.