Highway 23 Bridge in Ozark to shut down due to flooding

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Record-breaking flooding along the Arkansas River will shut down the State Highway 23 Bridge in Ozark, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). 

There is no detour. 

Crews will be on the scene to monitor rising water levels at approximately 8:30 p.m., eventually closing the bridge to through-traffic.

The nearest Arkansas River crossings from Ozark include the State Highway 59 Bridge at Barling and the State Highway 109 Bridge at Morrison Bluff. 

Department of Transportation crews continue to monitor highways throughout the Arkansas River basin for potential closures due to high water. 

There are approximately ten segments of state highways closed in the River Valley, with more expected in the coming days. 

The latest information on highway closures is available at iDriveArkansas.com.

Breaking news is published on the ARDOT Twitter page.

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