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Highways Closed Sunday June 2, 2019

We have spoken with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) this morning and Highway 64 will remain CLOSED at least until Monday. Highway 23 South at the Arkansas River Bridge will remain CLOSED until further notice. To check other Highways in the State of Arkansas, please check www.idrivearkansas.com

Also, we would like to remind citizens that even after the water does go down, the roads which have been submerged and closed will have to be inspected by an engineer to insure their safety for travel. Please do not drive around barricades–you run the risk of putting yourself and responders at risk, plus the risk of getting a ticket.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Stay safe everyone!

Current list of Roads Closed in Franklin County

City of Ozark:

Highway 64 at South Bell Street       

Barcliff Lane at Highway 64

East Market and North Bell Street

East River Street at Post Office

East Spring Street

Bell Street at River Street

Bell Street at Main Street

Bell Street at Market Street

Carter King Mountain Road at East Spring Street

Highway 23 South and Highway 64 across from CVs Family Foods

King Mountain Road

Lock and Dam Road

Webb City / South Ozark Area:

Highway 23 South of Arkansas River Bridge at Terry’s Tire

Santa Fe Trail at Corps of Engineers Relief

Highway 309 at Moores Creek

Highway 309 at Smith Creek

Altus / Denning / Alix Area:

Carbon Plant Road west of West Creek Road

Covert Road

Jennie Road

Kenny Hole Road

Kirk Road

Lock and Dam Road

Plum Street at Coon Tree Road

Plum Street at Iron Station Road

Etna Area:

Sheep Farm at Carpenter Cemetery

Sheep Farm Road at Hurricane Creek

Aux Arc Park

White Oak Park

Pleasant View Area: 

Mattie / Adams Road and White Oak Creek

White Oak Park Road

Facilities / Parks:

Aux Arc Park

White Oak Park

East Side Park

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NEWS RELEASE May 30

By Franklin County Joint Information Center

Last night the Arkansas Highway Department closed Hwy 64 East in Ozark at Second Street and at Barcliff Lane.  Water has risen over the highway between these locations.  Some local traffic is still passing in this area, but there is no longer a through passages between Ozark and Altus. Travelers may use I-40 and Highway 186.  Emergency response agencies have been made aware of the closures and will be using the quickest alternate routes to provide service. 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Ozark Police Department are asking that sight seers please refrain from coming to the flooded areas.  According to Ozark Police Chief Devin Bramlett these areas are congested, travel routes are narrowed and are improvised at some areas, such as,  the Ozark Post Office Parking lot.  Franklin County Chief Deputy Jeff Woods is asking citizens to please not risk driving through the flood water.  He added that the water can be hiding hidden hazards that can damage a vehicle, and,  even if it is fairly shallow, drivers run the risk of sliding off into what may be a considerably deeper ditch.

Our area has experience its first flood related fatality in Sebastian County.  A 64 year old Charleston man was located drowned in his van in a ditch along Highway 22 near Ft. Chaffee.

The 5:00 AM reading for the Arkansas River at the Ozark Lock and Dam was 376.43 for the headwater and 374.89 for the tailwater.  Citizens may notice some raising and lowering of the water levels as some relief is provided by lakes in Oklahoma retaining water before releasing it and there is some downstream relief being provided.

Franklin County has established two Hot Lines to provide assistance to those impacted by the flood.  If you need non-emergency help such as food, sandbags or shelter, call 479-213-6015.  If you want to volunteer to  help, please call 479-213-6551. Please do not call either of these numbers to inquire about road conditions.  A comprehensive list of local road closing is can be found at www.fcoem.org.  For those needing travel information for outside the county, please check the I Drive Arkansas website.

Persons needing prescriptions should call their pharmacy to receive instructions on how they  can get them filled and delivered.  The Postal Service is working to get prescriptions that are delivered by mail to residents south of the River redirected to the Cecil Post Office.  More information regarding this is on the OEM website at www.fcoem.org or you can call the Cecil Post office at 479-667-4325 on weekdays between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM.

Franklin County Judge Rickey Bowman again wants to thank the citizens for their cooperation and patience for what has been a trying time for us.  He noted that volunteers from across the county have provided assistance and offered to help  out with the cleanup operations once they begin. Bowman said the various government agencies have worked well together to provide the needed services.   He reminds citizens to enroll in the CodeRed system to receive  urgent and emergency messages.  You can sign up on the Emergency Management website at www.fcoem.org and click on CodeRed.

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FCOEM May 28 Evening Flood Event Update

Updated May 28, 5:30 PM

Highway 23 South of Arkansas River Bridge closed until further notice

Franklin County OEM has established 2 Hotlines:

If you need non emergency assistance with flood related events call 479-213-6015.  Please do NOT call this number to find out if a road is covered with water.

If you want to volunteer to help please call 479-213-6551

If you know of water on a road that is not listed please report it to the Franklin County Dispatch Center at 479-667-4176

Please allow extra time for travel

Further Road Impacts will be sent out on Code Red

Current List of Known Roads/Facilities Closed:

City of Ozark:

Bar Cliff Lane at Highway 64

East Market and North Bell Street

Bell Street at River Street

Bell Street at Main Street

Bell Street at Market Street

Highway 23 South and Highway 64 across from CVs Family Foods

Lock and Dam Road

Webb City / South Ozark Area:

Highway 23 South of Arkansas River Bridge at Terry’s Tire

Santa Fe Trail at Corps of Engineers Relief

Highway 309 at Smith Creek

Altus / Denning / Alix Area:

Carbon Plant Road west of West Creek Road

Colvert Lane

Jennie Road

Kenny Hole Road

Kirk Road

Lock and Dam Road

Plum Street at Coon Tree Road

Plum Street at Iron Station Road

Etna Area:

Sheep Farm at Carpenter Cemetery

Sheep Farm Road at Hurricane Creek

Aux Arc Park

White Oak Park

Pleasant View Area: 

Mattie / Adams Road and White Oak Creek

White Oak Park Road

Facilities:

Aux Arc Park

White Oak Park

East Side Park

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Highway 64 near the East Side Park and Bar Cliff Lane in Ozark is anticipated to close Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning

Severe Weather with the risk of heavy rain is in the local forecast. Franklin County is under a Flash Flood Watch from Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 PM until Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 AM. Please pay close attention for water over the roads and streets.

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