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Flash flooding, storm damage prompts road closures around the ArkLaTex

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ARKLATEX (KSLA) -

Authorities across the ArkLaTex are warning drivers to stay off certain roads that are being blocked following severe weather.

According to Texarkana, TX police, Sulphur and Defee streets have been made impassable due to flash flooding. Crews say they have not yet been able to get a pump to the area near Wagner Creek and South Lake Drive to remove the water.

The heavy rain came behind a cold front that passed through the ArkLaTex on Sunday.

Strong winds from the severe storms in Texarkana are believed to have caused trees to fall and block roads in the 3200 block of Pine Street and the intersection of Pine and West 32nd streets. Crews are working to remove the trees and reopen the roadways.

FM 968 and Magnolia Road in Harrison County, TX were also shut down due to damage from the winds, according to Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office reported that a likely tornado touched down in Harrison County. The National Weather Service has a crew on the scene working to asses the damage and confirm whether or not there was tornado.

Parts of FM, 1791 were reportedly impassable due to downed trees and power lines, but have since been reopened. 

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