FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: FSPD says heavy rain has shifted southeast of the region this morning. Flooding continues in some areas, especially across portions of east-central Oklahoma and west-central Arkansas where widespread three to five inches of rain fell with isolated amounts of around six inches. Many low-water crossings are likely inundated with water and not passable.

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office also reiterated why drivers should never go around barricades as the road underneath flooding could be severely damaged.

Officials say it will likely take several hours for all the water to work through the local drainage system.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fort Smith Police issued a release Friday morning warning of impassable roads in the city due to flooding.

Police ask drivers to avoid the following areas and do not attempt to drive through them, especially if there is a barricade:

  • Towson/S O Street
  • 10th Street between Grand and Garrison
  • 2100 Rogers Avenue
  • Cavanaugh/S 28th Street
  • 5900 Kinkead
  • Greenwood/Savannah
  • Brooken Hill/Willow Brook
  • 9100 Rogers
  • N 10th Street/N G Street
  • Wheeler/F Street
  • 5000 Phoenix
  • 58th Street/Kinkead
  • Greenwood/Park
  • 16th Street/Grand
  • Airport/Phoenix
  • Texas/271
  • 3100-4700 Rogers
  • 39th Street/Park
  • All of Towson from Dodson-W
  • S 24th Street/ S I Street
  • S 25th Street/Dodson
  • S 24th Street/S J Street
  • N 19th Street/ N L Street
  • N 49th Street/ Park
  • N 20th Street/N C Street
  • N 32nd Street/from N N-N L
  • N O Street/From 18th to Greenwood
  • 31 Street/Grand
  • N 18th Street/N F Street
  • Country Club/S Waldron
  • N 8th Street/N H Street

If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 911.