Area Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service says a flood watch remains in effect from 6:00pm Tuesday through Noon Thursday for Cleburne, Faulkner, Independence, Jackson, Lonoke, Prairie, Pulaski, White and Woodruff counties.

Heavy rainfall is expected to fall across portions of Arkansas with the next storm system. Expect rainfall to overspread the area Tuesday night, and heavy rainfall totaling between 3 to 5 inches through Thursday morning will likely lead to widespread flooding problems. Flooding could be especially problematic since many of these areas already received significant rainfall from the previous storm system.

Meanwhile, a few major roads remain closed due high water with most of those in Jackson County. Closed roads include a mile of State Highway 37 East of Grubbs; 6.5 miles of State Highway 226 South of Swifton; Seven miles of State Highway 224 from log mile 1.28 to log mile 8.25 north of Tuckerman; and eight miles of State Highway 37 in Tuckerman.

In Independence County 4.5 miles of State Highway 37 from Jackson County to Cord is closed.

In White County two miles of State Highway 31 between Floyd and Romance is closed and in Lonoke County 1.5 miles of State Highway 236 between 89 and 31 is also closed due to high water.

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