Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Flash Flood Warning in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 09, 2018, October 09, 2018

The City of Arlington closed a section of Davis Drive between Tucker Boulevard and Mockingbird Lane on Tuesday morning because of high water.

Public safety officials are reminding drivers to be extra cautious after additional rain showers this morning resulted in temporary flooding at some Arlington streets and intersections.

With rain on Monday night and Tuesday morning, some commuters found neighborhood streets flooded. Arlington closed sections of 10 roads:

  • 1900 block of S. Davis Drive
  • 2100 block of Park Springs Boulevard
  • 3600 block of Woodside Drive
  • Bever Boulevard at Loves Lane
  • California Lane at Canongate Drive
  • Forest Edge Drive
  • Indian Trail at Rush Creek
  • Rush Creek at Woodland Park Boulevard
  • Steeplechase Trail at Sublett Road
  • Webb Ferrell Road

Arlington police are reminding drivers to allow themselves plenty of time for travel and to "turn around, don't drown" instead of taking a risk by driving through flood waters. Arlington firefighters had responded to seven weather-related rescue calls as of 11 a.m.

Residents can report flooding conditions to the City's Action Center at 817-459-6777.

Additionally, up to 25 sandbags are offered free of charge to Arlington residents with valid proof of residency. Businesses may pick up as many as 50 free sandbags with proof of business address, such as a certificate of occupancy. The bags may be picked up between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the North Field Operations office located at 801 W. Main St.

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