The Arkansas Department of Transportation is reporting that portions of Interstate 30 in Clark and Nevada counties are closed due to 3 feet of water on the road and smaller roads in Howard, Hempstead, Pike, Nevada, Yell and Searcy counties are closed from high water and washouts.
ARDOT’s Idrivearkansas.com, which is updated in real time, shows several miles of I-30 closed between Prescott and Arkadelphia due to high water. ARDOT spokesman Danny Straessle said there are some vehicles caught in between the stretches of closed interstate south of Arkadelphia and that traffic is back up about 10 miles in the westbound lane. He also said Dierks (Howard County) is reporting 14 inches of rain.
In Howard County this morning, high water has closed U.S. 70 is closed for nearly 14 miles, state Hwy. 278 for nearly 10 miles, state Hwy. 27 for nearly 3 miles and U.S. 371 for 1.56 miles. State Hwy. 301 has been washed out for 13.5 miles in Pike County between Murfreesboro and Pisgah, and there has been a landslide on state Hwy. 377 in Searcy County south of Snowball.
The map shows flash flood warnings from Arkansas County in the east to Polk County in the west and Union County in the south.
UPDATE: ARDOT says that I-30 is open again.