Arkansas' rainy days swell rivers, send water over roads; severe storms possible today

Posted: February 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Nick Jackson of North Little Rock plows through high water Friday near Rixey and Barnder roads in North Little Rock. More rain is forecast today for much of Arkansas.

Most of Arkansas had received 4 to 10 inches of rain by Friday after 72 hours of downpours. Hundreds of roads were closed and emergency workers had conducted numerous water rescues.

Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management Director Shelia Bellott (left) and Preston Scroggin prepare sandbags Friday at the county Road Departme...

Carol Morris (left) and Garland County sheriff’s Deputy Justin Butcher help a woman to an ambulance Friday after she was rescued from the Middle Branc...

State transportation workers clear a blocked drainage ditch Friday near Cantrell Road and Riverfront Drive in Little Rock.

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