Heavy rains bring flooding to Central Arkansas
|Updated: 11/21/2011 12:08 pm
||Published: 11/21/2011 8:13 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A cluster of thunderstorms overnight dropped 3 to over 5 inches of rain across the Little Rock metro area leading to flash floods, road closures and even water rescues.
While precipitation is tapering off over the area it will still take some time for high water to runoff and roads to reopen.
Drivers are reminded to avoid flooded roadways. Turn around, don't drown.
A front will remain draped across Arkansas from Texarkana to near Jonesboro. Scattered showers can be expected during the day today then coverage will increase this evening and overnight as another upper level disturbance moves along the front.
Heavy rain will again be expected tonight with a slight risk of severe thunderstorms as well. Damaging winds will be the main threat with the thunderstorms.
Another one to two inches of rainfall is expected today through tonight in central Arkansas. Flash flooding and river flooding will be a possibility tonight.
Road Closure List from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
Kelly Road @ Macarthur
Reed Road @ Crystal Hill
Marche Road @ Marche Lateral Rd
Trammel @ Roundtop under RR overpass
Maddox Rd @ Back of Air Force Base
Maddox Rd @ Toneyville rd (Old Hwy 67)
Jacksonville Cato Road before Bamboo ln coming from Hwy 107 (passable again for now)
Hatcher rd @ Hatcher Lake
Kellogg Acres @ new bridge being built (passable again for now)
Highway 365 S @ King Rd
Faulkner Road @ Lawson Rd
15300 blk of Lawson Rd
14300 blk of Colonel Glenn
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