Storm causes flooding and other damage in Fayetteville

Storm damage at the Graduate Fayetteville hotel / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

FAYETTEVILLE — A storm that hit the region early Thursday led to heavy flooding along with downed trees and power lines in some areas.

Fayetteville police released a list of roads that are currently closed because of flooding, road surface damage or other debris and obstructions.

Township Street is closed at the Gulley Park entrance, Deane Solomon Road is closed at Van Ike Drive, and Highway 112 is closed near the 112 Drive-In.

Crews were seen removing a large tree that caused power line damage on Lafayette Street near Ozark Natural Foods, while several other property owners were awaiting removal of downed trees early Thursday.

Other damage in downtown Fayetteville included a fallen tree at the northeast corner of College Avenue and Dickson Street, and damaged siding at the Graduate Fayetteville hotel near the downtown square.

The Springdale Fire Department reported multiple cars with stranded motorists across town, while residents at the West End apartment complex off Wedington Drive in Fayetteville awoke to flooding in their homes, according to reports.

Forecasters are predicting continued showers and possible thunderstorms throughout the day with new rainfall amounts of up to an inch and a half. A flood warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dickson Street and College Avenue

Azalea Terrace

Graduate Fayetteville