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Rains fall, roads flood, again!

by Randy Moll | May 10, 2022 at 11:37 a.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Once again, the muddy floodwaters of Flint Creek rose up out of their banks along Dawn Hill East Road in Gentry following heavy rains in the area on Wednesday, May 4.

WESTSIDE -- Once again, heavy rains fell and waters rose. It was less than a month ago, on April 13, that heavy rains caused flooding in the area. Then, last week, rains fell again for most of the week, with the heaviest rains falling on Wednesday, May 4, and flooding occurring in the area through Thursday.

As a result of the onslaught of rain showers, many local roads were closed, including U.S. 412 and State Highways 12 and 264.

By Friday, the rains had finally moved out of the area with weather forecasters predicting drier and much warmer weather this week.

photo Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Once again, the muddy floodwaters of Flint Creek rose up to the bottom of the new bridge on Dawn Hill East Road in Gentry following heavy rains in the area on Wednesday, May 4.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Water ran over and under Pioneer Lane in Gentry, south of the cemetery, on Wednesday, May 4, following heavy rains in the area.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL A pickup truck turns off Marion Lee Road and onto Pioneer Lane on Wednesday, May 4. Heavy rains turned the Gentry intersection of Pioneer Lane and Marion Lee Road into a river.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Water pooled on the east side of Pioneer Lane in Gentry, south of the cemetery, on Wednesday, May 4, following heavy rains in the area.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS The fishing dock at Crystal Lake near Decatur becomes an island after three to seven inches or more of rain fell over Northwest Arkansas Wednesday and Thursday morning. Debris from the torrent of water that swept down the lake is scattered on the banks and into Crystal Lake Park.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Floodwater cascades over a low-water bridge on Decatur Branch near Ramirez Bus and Auto Sales and Spring Ave. in Decatur Thursday morning. Several low-water bridges farther upstream were also closed due to the extreme flooding event in Decatur.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL City of Decatur workers set up a series of barricades to block access to the Columbia Hollow Creek low-water bridge on Grant Avenue after several inches of rain fell Thursday morning, causing flash flooding throughout Northwest Arkansas.

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