Heavy Rains Bring Floods; Storm Generates Tornado Warning

JONESBORO, AR - Rainfall of up to three inches in a swatch of central Arkansas flooded city streets, country roads and a Little Rock elementary school yesterday.  Meanwhile, a storm in eastern Arkansas prompted tornado warnings for several counties.

Wilson Elementary canceled today's classes after rain soaked through an area of the building's roof that was being replaced.  Rainwater pooled in eight classrooms and a hallway.

Interim Superintendent Linda Watson says officials will decide today whether classes will be held tomorrow at the southwest Little Rock school.

Street flooding was reported in Conway, Little Rock and North Little Rock after an inch of rain fell in a short time.  The water clogged roads at the intersection of U.S. 64 and 65 in Conway, plus a low section of John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Arkansas 11 was impassable near Hazen because of the high water and water was reported on Arkansas 229 in Saline County.

A storm capable of producing a tornado passed through rural parts of Clark, Jefferson, Lincoln and Arkansas counties.  There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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