Greene County hit hard with overnight rain and power outages

Greene County hit hard with overnight rain and power outages
Roads closed due to flooding (Source: Paragould Police Department Facebook)

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Heavy rains overnight have flooded roads and caused power outages in parts of Paragould and Greene County.

Around 5 a.m., Paragould Police posted on their Facebook page that some city streets and outside lanes of the highways were underwater after torrential rainfall in a short amount of time.

**UPDATE** E. Lake St. is back open to traffic. Due to a lengthy torrential downpour this morning, some city streets...

Posted by Paragould Police Department on Friday, August 23, 2019

East Lake Street was closed from the Court Street and Lake intersection, to U.S. Highway 412 for almost 3 hours.

Craighead Electric also reported some power outages in parts of Greene County from the storms.

Altogether crews worked to get almost 300 homes back up and running.

CECC had all the power back on by around 8 a.m. Friday.

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