Saline River Chronicle

Rain storm brings isolated flooding, remainder of the week looks mostly sunny

WARREN, Ark. – South Arkansas sustained a large rain storm Monday night into Tuesday midday, with rainfall amounts climbing near four to six inches in some locations as of 1:48 p.m.

Multiple creeks in the Warren area overflowed their banks, with isolated instances of flash flooding. No major issues in Warren have been reported at this time.

However, a small section of Cemetery Street south of E. Church Street was blocked off to traffic. The issue was due to needed repairs according to Warren Street Foreman Monty Hearnesberger. All residents who reside on the Street have access to their homes, but the street is closed to through traffic. Please use caution in the area.

Heavy rains dropped a large quantity of water on the region, but traffic is continuing to move safely according to all reports. No serious flooding has been reported. City crews are working to keep drainage flowing.

The Town Branch has risen high, with low lying areas around it covered with a couple of inches of water. The Warren City Park is fairly soaked as of 1:48 p.m. Water drainage there is however clearing out as the rain storm has tapered off.

The remainder of the week is forecast to be rather nice. Wednesday it will be cooler with a high around 59 with partly sunny skies. Thursday the high will be near 62 with sun. The weekend looks very nice with highs approaching 70 Friday and Saturday with mostly sunny skies.

A creek crossing at South Bradley Street south of the Bradley County Medical Center roared Tuesday around midday as rain saturated the area.
A small section of Cemetery Street in Warren was closed Tuesday due to needed repairs as a rain storm soaked the South Arkansas region.
The Town Branch runs wild through the City Park in Warren Tuesday as rains fall in South Arkansas.

Top animation: Water rushes under the roadway on Martin Street in Warren Tuesday as a rain storm hits the area.

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