Flash flooding prompts I-30 closure, water rescues in central Arkansas

Flash flooding prompts I-30 closure, water rescues in central Arkansas
Flash flooding wreaked havoc on I-30 south of Little Rock on Thursday. (Source: KARK)

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Flash flooding on Thursday morning resulted in Interstate 30, south of Little Rock, being closed.

The area had three to five inches of rain within just a few hours, leading to the water not having anywhere to go except for the low-lying section across the highway.

Because of the darkness at the time, drivers were surprised by the water covering the highway, according to Little Rock television station KARK.

Before the highway closed, firefighters brought a man through the high water after his car became stalled in floodwater.

Meanwhile, in Bryant, a firefighter brought out a life jacket to a man that was waiting on top of a car.

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