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Caution urged for drivers during Flash Flood Warning

(Source: Mark Cartwright via Twitter) (Source: Mark Cartwright via Twitter)
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LawCo Road 310 at Lynn, AR (Source: Mondo19xx via Twitter) LawCo Road 310 at Lynn, AR (Source: Mondo19xx via Twitter)
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Flash Flood Warning made travel difficult for some drivers Monday.

Warnings were issued Monday for most of Region 8 as rain slowly moved across the area.In Independence County, the Central Dispatch is urging drivers to be aware of their surroundings and be cautious on roads.  

A section of Highway 233 in Independence County had been closed due to high water for over an hour before reopening, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Independence County dispatch supervisor Tony Younger said Monday that the roads were relatively clear and passable by 10 a.m. Younger also said the heavy rains should also provide a lesson for people.

"Turn around and don't drown. Do not ever drive into the water. I don't care if it's 6 inches deep or 3 in a half deep, because it's very dangerous," Younger said. 

People can also visit I Drive Arkansas for information on road closures and flooding problems. 

Emergency crews will be watching the White River Tuesday due to the heavy rains Monday. 

One viewer has shared videos of the flooding.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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