Flash flooding swamps Fort Smith streets Friday
Flash flooding swamped streets Friday morning across the Arkansas River Valley, including busy intersections in Fort Smith and across Sebastian County, the National Weather Service reported.
A flash flood warning was issued for Friday morning when heavy rain fell.
A driver of a car at N. 9th and D Street in Fort Smith was swept off the street due to high water Friday morning. The car stalled, but the driver was able to get to safety with the help of passersby.
Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties in Arkansas and Le Flore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma were under flood warnings.
Motorists were advised not to drive into high water.
City of Fort Smith officials reported high water was a problem at a number of locations Friday including: U.S. 271 / Texas Road; U.S. 71 / Riley Park Drive; Brooken Hill / Willow Brook; S. 16th Street / Rogers Ave.; U.S. 271 / Hillside; N. D and N. 10th Street; N. G and N. 9th, Jenny Lind / Knoxville, N. H Street / N. 10th, S. 91st / Houston; N. 16th / N. H; N. 16th / Grand Ave.; N. 10th / N. B.; N. 9th / N. E Street; N. O Street / North Greenwood Ave.; S. 25th / Dodson Ave.; Towson / S. O Street; Towson / Phoenix Ave. All northbound lanes on Towson between Phoenix and Fresno; Country Club / Old Greenwood; State Highway 45 between Planters and Burrough; N. 8th / Kelley Highway.
Flooding is possible in low-lying areas along the Poteau River and Arkansas River banks through Sunday as the rivers crest from the rains.
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This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: A flash flood warning was issued Friday in Fort Smith