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Several local streets flooded in heavy rain; police urge caution while driving

Several local streets flooded in heavy rain; police urge caution while driving

June 21st, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

This photo courtesy of Texarkana, Texas, Police Department shows flooding on West 40th Street after heavy rains Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

This photo courtesy of Texarkana, Texas, Police Department...

Heavy rain today resulted in flooding on local streets, according to police.

The underpass on West Seventh Street was closed about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Shawn Vaughn, spokesman for Texarkana, Texas, Police Department.

One car has stalled out at West 40th and Potomac streets. There also was flooding onĀ  Robin Lane, Robison Road and a parking lot near Oaklawn Village.

There was some flooding in low places, in Texarkana, Ark., but nothing major, according to police.

"If you come upon water standing on the roadway, don't chance it. It may be a lot deeper than it looks," Vaughn said.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue to develop tonight according to the National Weather Service. Heavier amounts range from 1/2 to 3/4 inch per hour.

About 960 AEP-Swepco customers in Texarkana were without power this afternoon, but most outages had been repaired by 9 p.m.

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