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Road crew fixes major flood zone

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Road crews in Poinsett County have worked on improving a flood zone for five weeks.

The area is on Vinson Road in Harrisburg where a wooden low-water bridge used to be.

County Judge Bob Cantrell said when heavy rainfall came, water would come up to four feet over the road and it would take awhile to go down.

Residents living on Vinson were also affected.

They had to drive eight miles out of their way to connect to the main highway when the road was under water.

Now, the city has put in a 30 foot-long and 10 foot-wide box culvert to fix the problem.

Cantrell expects the new culvert will help prevent the flooding.

He also said the water should not destroy the road every time it rains.

Along with that, he said it will be more convenient and safer for school buses. 

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