More roads closed due to heavy rainfall in Region 8 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

More roads closed due to heavy rainfall in Region 8

Ravenden road flooding (Source: Dave Lawrence) Ravenden road flooding (Source: Dave Lawrence)
Plyburn Extended in Pocahontas (Source: Mary Henderson) Plyburn Extended in Pocahontas (Source: Mary Henderson)
Plyburn Extended in Pocahontas (Source: Mary Henderson) Plyburn Extended in Pocahontas (Source: Mary Henderson)
(KAIT) -

There are more road closures Sunday due to heavy rainfall in Region 8.

Randolph County dispatch confirmed several roads are closed Sunday night.

The three areas closed include Country Club Road at Navy Drive and Pyburn Extended in Pocahontas as well as Valley Chapel Road at Ruby Trail in Ravenden Springs. 

According to Dave Lawrence with the Ravenden Fire Department, the Spring River at Ravenden has picked up several feet of water in the past few hours. 

There is water covering low-water crossings in Ravenden. 

Several creeks in town are also rising quickly.

Lawrence County Roads 106 and 123 are covered with several inches of water in spots. According to Lawrence County dispatch, Lawrence County Road 511, 527, and 528 are under water and not passable.

Camp Kierl Bridge, as well as the intersection of Woodland Hills and Robinhood in Hardy, are closed.  Dispatch said both of those areas were completely under water.

Storms producing heavy rainfall moved through Region 8 Saturday night also, causing road closures in some counties.

According to Sharp County dispatch, the water washed out several roads that are now closed off in Hardy and Cherokee Village.  

Those roads that are roped off include the Nine Mile Bridge in Hardy and Clayton Road, Woodland Hills and Allegheny Drive in Cherokee Village.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, a power line is down on 14th Street in Poplar Bluff.

Dispatch also confirmed a section of Marble Hill Road was about 2 inches under water as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Black River near Poplar Bluff is expected to rise above minor flood stage and crest at 18 feet by Monday according to the National Weather Service.

The sheriff’s department said several accidents were reported on highways. They urge drivers to be careful while driving through storms.

Portions of Lawrence, Randolph, Greene, and Clay counties, including Walnut Ridge and Pocahontas, are under a Flash Flood Warning until 2:15 Monday morning as well.

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