Benton Co. Swift Water Rescue Teams Rush to Assist Stranded Drivers

Benton County Swift Water Rescue Teams responded to multiple stranded-driver calls Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa put Benton County under a Flash Flood Warning until 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

At least eight stranded motorists had to be rescued from flooded roads in Benton County on Thursday morning.

Crews were called out to a rescue at Highway 103 and 43 in Decatur after a driver was stranded around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Siloam Springs Police said the rescue was made after a person was trapped in their car.

Another  rescue was made at Fish Hatchery Road in Centerton.  A woman trapped in her car was removed around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.  No injuries were reported in either rescue.

Authorities made the decision to shutdown Fish Hatchery road following the rescue, hoping to keep drivers safe.

"The road's going to be impassable, for people that try to take the chance, we can't afford to lose any lives," said Centeron Police Officer Ron Yousey.

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