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Kentucky Flood Closes Traffic to Let Deer Cross a Highway [VIDEO]

Flooding in Henderson, Kentucky has led to an influx of deer crossing a busy highway to escape the rising waters.

Check out this footage from WEHT, as shared by their sister station’s Facebook page. A flooded Ohio River stranded a large herd of deer, and their only route to safety involved crossing a busy Highway 41.

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That would have caused a huge problem, if it weren’t for the local police and Linda Williams from Misfit Island Wildlife Rescue, who helped quickly coordinate a road closure and deer-guiding mission not seen in recent memory.

 

A bad combo of afternoon rush hour traffic, wet roads, and heavy fog could has spelled disaster for these 50 or so deer, but a closure of only about five minutes was enough to get them across, just in the nick of time.

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Kentucky Flood Closes Traffic to Let Deer Cross a Highway [VIDEO]