AREA AS A OF WHAT’S GOING ON. AND RIGHT NOW HIGHWAY 264 NOW LOOK BELOW IN THAT REAR SIDE VIEW MIRROR THERE JUST HOW DEEP THAT WATER. IS THERE ON NEW HOPE ROAD RIGHT NOW. I MEAN, IT’S LIKE YOU’RE WAITING THROUGH ALMOST THE BEGINNING PORTIONS OF A BEACH THE WATER IS SO DEEP AND THE WATERS IS SPLATTERING ON THE SIDES CARS CONTINUE DRIVING THROUGH AT THAT POINT, AND IT’S JUST CAUSING A LOT OF HEADACHES FOR A LOT OF DRIVERS. IN FACT, WE JUST SAW THE VIDEO THAT DARBY JUST PULLED UP ON I 49 WHICH SHOW CAUGHT OFF TO THE SIDE BUT JUST GIVES YOU AN IDEA AND THIS IS AGAIN NEW HOPE ROAD AND ROGERS. JUST HOW DEEP THAT WATER IS AND PEOPLE TRYING TO NAVIGATE ALL THAT TODAY AND IT’S WREAKED HAVOC FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO VENTURED OUT AND DIDN’T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH BUT SOME OF THE PICTURES, YOU KNOW, EVEN PICTURESQUE ALL THIS IS GOING ON FOR INSTANCE HERE AT THE U OF A CAMPUSES WAS EARLIER THIS MORNING PROBABLY AROUND THE SEVEN O’CLOCK HOURS. YOU CAN SEE THE STAIRWAY LEADING UP TO THIS OTHER CENTER OF CAMPUS THERE TURNING INTO A MAKESHIFT WATER. IF YOU WILL AND AS YOU CAN SEE THERE GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN THE PATH THERE OF THAT SIDEWALK WITH WATER LITERALLY CAN’T BE CONTAINED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT BRICK BARRIER SO HIGH RAIN FALLING SO FAST AND SO MUCH OVER SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME LITERALLY MAKING FOR SOME WATERFALLS AS YOU CAN SEE THERE. SO SOME PRETTY PICTURES TO MIX IN WITH THE CHAOS THAT’S GOING ON, BUT WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF THIS CARS BUSES STUCK IN THESE FLOODED STREETS. THIS WAS IN BENTONVILLE. NEAR FLETCHER A HONDA THERE IN BENTONVILLE AND AGAIN A LOT OF TRYING TO MAKE IT THROUGH YOU CAN SEE SUV TRYING TO BACK OUT MAYBE TURNING AROUND SAYING OKAY. I’M NOT GOING TO TRY IT WHILE IT’S LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AND SEEING THAT OTHER VEHICLES YOU CAN SEE LITERALLY UP TO THE DOORWAY MIDWAY THROUGH THE DOORWAY OF WATER WHEN YOU’RE THAT HIGH, YOU KNOW WATER IS HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF GETTING INTO THE CAR AND GETTING OUT OF THAT. IT COULD BE VERY VERY DIFFICULT AND PUT QUITE A BURDEN ON THE EMERGENCY CREW. SO AGAIN IF YOU SEE WATER THAT HIGH OR EVEN CLOSE TO IT JUST AGAIN TURN AROUND, YOU KNOW HEAD THE OTHER WAY GET THE OTHER DIRECTION. IT’S CAUSING A LOT OF PEOPLE TO GET IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT AND THEN GET THE CREWS OUT THERE IN ORDER TO PULL THEM OUT NOW OVER TO VILLAGE ON THE CREEKS AND AGAIN OSAGE CREEK WERE TALKING ABOUT HERE EVERYWHERE. YOU LOOK JUST SORT OF A SEA OF RED WATER JUST THE GRABBING ALL THE GROUND WITH IT AS IT GOES DOWN AND FLOODING THE AIR AS YOU CAN SEE HERE. THIS IS NEAR PINNACLE IN ROGERS RIGHT THERE AS A MATTER OF FACT CROSS CHURCH IS WHAT YOU SEE BEHIND THAT SO THE VANTAGE POINT HERE FROM OSAGE CREEK, WHICH VERY SMALL CREEK THAT RUNS, YOU KNOW RIGHT NEXT TO THE CHURCH RIGHT THERE. LITERALLY THIS FLOODED AS A RESULT OF ALL THE WATER. WE’VE SEEN IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND DARBY MENTIONING EARLIER SOME OF OUR AREAS SIX INCHES OF RAIN SINCE THE START OF COMING DOWN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO. AND AS WE MENTIONED IT’S CAUSING A LOT OF RESCUE CREWS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT AND READY TO BE ON THE GO TO RESCUE ANYBODY THAT MIGHT BE IN A TOUGH SITUATION AS A RESULT OF ENTERING ON THE WATER AND AS YOU CAN SEE RIGHT HERE AGAIN THE CREEK OVER THE STREET RIGHT THERE MAKING IT VIRTUALLY IMPASSABLE. WE DID HEAR 264 NOT JUST RAINED ON BUT WASHED OUT AND WE HEARD THAT WE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT PART OF IT AS WASHED OUT IF THAT MAKES IT COMPLETELY IMPASSABLE. WE’RE GETTING THE INFORMATION AS IT COMES IN, BUT THAT IS A BIG HEADACHE FOR ANYBODY TRYING TO TAKE THE SOUTHERN ROUTE IN ORDER TO GET TO XNA BECAUSE YOU GOT TO TURN AROUND YOU CAN’T GET THERE. YOU’RE NOTHING GO AROUND AND REALLY TAKE THE NORTHERN ROUTE IN ORDER TO GET TO SO IF YOU DO HAVE A FLIGHT WE HEARD THE FLIGHTS ARE COMING IN AND OUT BUT YOU GETTING THERE AS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ISSUE NOW FLOODED WATERS BLOCKING ROADWAYS, AND THIS IS A HIGHWAY 112 IN CAVE SPRINGS AGAIN THAT SAME AREA THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE AND ORDERED TO GET TO WHERE THEY’RE GOING. YOU CAN SEE THE SIGN RIGHT THERE, YOU KNOW POINTING TO XNA BUT THE WATER EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK FLOODING THE GRASS TO YOUR RIGHT AND OBVIOUSLY TO THE STREET SORT OF IN THE CENTER OF CAVE SPRINGS RIGHT THERE RIGHT BY WITH A GAS STATION IS AND THE COFFEE. UP RIGHT THERE. THAT’S WHERE PEOPLE MAKE THAT RIGHT HAND TURN IN ORDER TO GO DIRECTLY EAST WHICH GETS YOU TO XNA. YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT TURN YOU CAN’T GET TO THE AIRPORT. SO AGAIN IF YOU KNOW OF ANYBODY COMING IN THAT MAYBE YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM IF THEY’RE YOU KNOW, THEY’RE WAITING AT ONE OF THE HUBS THAT COME INTO X&A LET THEM KNOW, YOU KNO
Bentonville student & driver rescued from stuck school bus
A Bentonville School Bus became stuck in high water near exit 88 Wednesday morning.The bus was caught in the heavy rain and slid off the road near East Battlefield.One student was on board in addition to the driver. Both were rescued and the student was in class by 9:30 a.m., Leslee Wright, Communications Director for the district, told 40/29 News.Viewer Brian Armas, who took the photos we are using, wrote that traffic was backed up in the area.Further south, a Springdale school bus had to be rescued from a flooded road in Elm Springs.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. —
A Bentonville School Bus became stuck in high water near exit 88 Wednesday morning.
The bus was caught in the heavy rain and slid off the road near East Battlefield.
One student was on board in addition to the driver.
Both were rescued and the student was in class by 9:30 a.m., Leslee Wright, Communications Director for the district, told 40/29 News.
Viewer Brian Armas, who took the photos we are using, wrote that traffic was backed up in the area.
Further south, a Springdale school bus had to be rescued from a flooded road in Elm Springs.