Flash flooding reported in NWA & River Valley


NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Over four inches of rain has fallen in Northwest Arkansas, with another inch expected by Thursday, October 29.

According to Central EMS, one water rescue was conducted in Winslow. No injuries were reported.

West Fork Police Department posted a video on Facebook that showed Riverside Park being flooded.

Police in West Fork also report that Highway 71 southbound near Woolsey is collapsing. Police say to use caution when approaching the area.

Central EMS dispatch also said they have responded to multiple accidents due to the heavy rain.

Before noon on Wednesday, Fort Smith Fire Department responded to two possibly submerged vehicles.

A Fort Smith Fire official said the call came in just before 11:45 a.m. of the submerged vehicles at Old Greenwood Road and Zero Street, just south of the Fort Smith Regional Airport.

There was a water rescue at Spring Valley Road on Mill Creek in the Dogpatch area on Northern Newton Co. The person was rescued from on top of the car in a low water crossing.

Water was over highway 123 at Yardell Springs east of Western Grove in the Northeast part of Newton County.

There were also reports of highway 43 and 74W by Ponca under water. This is near the Buffalo River.

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