Severe flooding causing dangerous conditions in Fayetteville

Staff photo
Water flowing down Park Avenue near the Wilson Park pool in Fayetteville.

Sandpiper Dr. / Photo: Marshall King

Highway 112 / Photo: @timcampbell123

Azalea Ter. / Photo: @hayhorse

Update: Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards has issued a Disaster Emergency Proclamation due to heavy rains and flooding.

Update: The City of Fayetteville issued a release (below) listing nine roads that are closed in Fayetteville due to flooding, and advising motorists to avoid travel if at all possible.

Update: The Arkansas Traveler has photos from the flooding on the UA campus.

Update: We’ve added a few photos to the right that were either sent in to us by readers or @replied to us on Twitter.

Update: Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe declared a State of Emergency Monday night.

We had one of the largest snows in the history of Fayetteville this year, and now an historic flood is taking over the area.

We’ve received multiple reports of road closures, vehicles stalling, and cars being swept away by the massive amounts of water that’s flowing through the streets right now.

According to a tweet posted by UATrav, The University of Arkansas will close at 3:30 p.m. today due to flooding on campus and surrounding areas.

Reports also indicate that N. College is closed this afternoon due to extreme flooding in front of Baba Boudans.

If you guys know of other dangerous areas to avoid, please share in the comments. Be careful out there, everyone.

Here’s the full press release.

Emergency Weather Announcement and Street Closings

Due to extreme weather conditions, the City of Fayetteville and Washington County ask drivers to stay off the roads due to extreme flooding. If you must drive, please use extreme caution due to the significant road flooding. If you approach a road with running or standing water, avoid driving through it. Also, there are roads that are already impassable and have required closing. The following roads have been closed while flooding persists:

15th Street
Porter Road

Major flooding exists at College and Rebecca. If you must travel, please plan on avoiding these roads and any other roads you see that are impassable. Mayor Lioneld Jordan and city staff, along with County officials, are examining the roads and making determinations as to which roads are impassable and require closure.

For additional information about street closings, please contact Don Marr, City Chief of Staff, at 601-3929. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Park Avenue, Near Wilson Park

College Avenue, Near Sassy’s Red House