BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) — Most of Northwest Arkansas experienced flash flooding Tuesday afternoon, leaving many roads impassable.
Benton County Road Department made preparations ahead of the flood warning.
“We pre-staged barricades out in the areas that are flood prone, and we went out and tried to keep the public safe,” said Jay Fraiser, Administrator of Public Services.
Many roads in Benton County were either closed or barricaded off during the afternoon, then re-opened in the evening.
Rogers Officer Keith Foster urges drivers to find an alternate route if they encounter a barricaded road.
“If you do ignore those cones and you go out there and get stuck, now you’re having to ask someone for the fire department, for the police department to go out and rescue you — plus all the damage to the car. You could short out your electrical system,” Foster said.
According to Officer Foster, drivers could be ticketed by driving through barricaded roads.
Butler Creek Rd.
Georgia Flat Rd. (between W. Mountain Rd. & Kane Rd.)
Spanish Treasure Rd.
Limekiln Spur (Between Limekiln Rd. & Leonard Rd.)
Intersection of Walkenbach Rd. & Smith Cut Off Rd.
Fruitwood Rd. dirt section
Bill Billings Rd.
Intersection of Dickson Rd. & Fruitwood Rd.
Mystic Warrior Rd. at Spider Creek intersection
Dallarosa Rd. low water slab
Coon Hollow Rd.
Peach Orchard Rd. at Palladium Dr.
Dawson Rd. in Sulphur Springs
Spanker Creek Rd. (dirt section between Gooseberry Rd. & McNelly Rd.)
Sugar Creek Rd. (Between Hardie Rd. & Hwy 62)
Gooseberry Rd. Bridge (between Gooseberry Spur & Price Coffee Rd.)
N. Spring Valley Rd. (North of Bethlehem & Davis Valley Rd.)
Intersection of Old Wire Rd. & Alvin Seamster Rd.
Gene Law Rd.
Sugar Creek Rd. (Between Wilson Rd. & Post Ranch Rd.)
Lucas Ln. (North of Pea Ridge)
Gates Ln. (Off of Hwy 265)
Sears Rd. (Between Brassy Rd. & Mill Dam Rd.)
Mt. Olive Rd. by Tawanee Water – One lane closed
Mill Dam Rd. (low water bridge South of Phillips Cemetery Rd.)
W. Pierce Rd.
Lower Dogwood Drive
Copinsay at Highlands Blvd.
Weybridge Drive off Grosvenor
Rustic Drive near low water bridge
Garrett and Belview to Garret and Amour is closed
4300 s Rainbow Road is closed.
West entrance to Veterans Park