City to close Rebsamen Park Road because of flooding | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, December 31, 2015

City to close Rebsamen Park Road because of flooding

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:16 PM

click to enlarge Flooding by the pavilions on Rebsamen Park Road, now closed. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • Flooding by the pavilions on Rebsamen Park Road, now closed.

The rising Arkansas River will cover low-lying Murray Park and force closure of that stretch of Rebsamen Park Road.

A city release:

The City of Little Rock Public Works Department will place barricades on Rebsamen Park Road this afternoon as floodwaters from the Arkansas River are expected to cover the road by nightfall.

Barricades will be put up just west of the roundabout at Riverfront Drive and at the intersection of Overlook Drive.

Already, several City parks and the Rebsamen Golf Course have been closed because of flooding. Two Rivers and Murray parks were closed Wednesday, as was the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands.
Cyclists and pedestrians are warned to not use the Arkansas River Trail along Rebsamen Park Road, as flooding has created hazardous conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a river flood warning for the Arkansas River at Little Rock. If the river crests in Little Rock around 26 feet as expected Friday, it would be in the top 10 historic crests since records were kept and the only one from this century to make the list, according to the National Weather Service.

Tags: ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Trump's strangulation of Obamacare

    If he can't kill it outright, Donald Trump will do all he can to cripple Obamacare. Vox has detailed reporting on deep cuts in federal spending that support nonprofit agencies that help people sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
    • Sep 18, 2017
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation