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Storm causes flash flooding, outages, traffic delays in central Arkansas

By Rachel Herzog

This article was originally published May 23, 2018 at 4:23 p.m. Updated May 23, 2018 at 6:07 p.m.

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Vehicles drive through a flooded intersection in the area of Markham and Woodlane streets Wednesday, May 23, 2018.


A storm system brought flash flooding to central Arkansas and caused traffic delays around rush hour.

Power provider Entergy Arkansas also reported multiple outages in the area. More than 2,100 Pulaski County customers were reportedly without electricity as of 6 p.m. The utility's map showed outages in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood and east Saline County.

In Little Rock, the largest outage, affecting more than 1,300 customers, was said to be in the area of east of Interstate 430 and south Interstate 630 above West 28th Street. As of about 6 p.m., the estimated restoration time was 10 p.m.

Around 6 p.m., Arkansas Online's traffic map showed traffic slowed or at a standstill on several major thoroughfares in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flood warnings for parts of Pulaski, Saline, Independence and Jackson counties, but all were allowed to expire by 6 p.m.

Arkansas Online reporter Brandon Riddle contributed to this report.

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