EUREKA SPRINGS, AR (KOLR) – Crews in Eureka Springs had a busy Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, after floodwaters filled city streets.
Both city and county EMS and fire departments spent Thursday helping folks stranded along roadways, due to high water.
Eureka Springs crews closed off three roads: Mill Hollow Road, Main Street and Magnetic Road.
Flooding also closed off the Elk Ranch Bridge on Highway 187. The fire and EMS department spent Thursday morning analyzing the flooding and roads, in hopes of creating a clear path for emergency responders.
“Unfortunately, when the rain has gone and water goes down, we have debris, pieces of road missing, pieces of bridge missing so we have to be sure that our equipment can get across the bridges and can give way to our fire trucks so we can access anybody in need,” explained Randy Ates, interim Eureka Springs fire chief.
Carroll County Emergency Management says Eureka Springs received the majority of the county’s flooding and that most areas were clear by early Thursday morning.