Seal of Little Rock

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016

City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421

Media Releases

Contact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822

Streets Nearly Clear in Little Rock Following Storms

Heat Wave Expected to Hit City Next 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 18, 2016) – Most of Little Rock’s streets were clear of storm debris as of Sunday afternoon, with around 10 locations still blocked off because of downed utility lines and trees.

Cleanup is expected to go into the coming week as Street Operations crews continue to pick up debris from the severe weather that hit Arkansas on Thursday.

Locations where wires were still in the roadway include: 2nd and Chester streets, 1010 Scott St., 17th and Spring, and 17th and Izard. Rebsamen Park Road at Sherrill Road is blocked because of a tree that fell the weekend. Location where power lines are down require proper wire removal by Entergy.

Residents can place storm debris from their yards at the curb for pickup in the coming days. The yard waste rule regarding limb sizes will be temporarily relaxed for storm debris.

Residents are advised to call 311, the non-emergency request line, to report a downed tree, power lines or storm debris blocking roads. Residents also can use the 311 app or the 311 website ( to enter requests, or call dispatch at (501) 371-4829.

A significant heat event will hit much of the U.S., including Arkansas, in the coming days. Little Rock has four cooling centers open to the public during weekdays.

The locations and hours of the cooling centers are:

  • Dunbar Community Center, 1001 West 16th Street, 501-376-1084 Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road, 501-918-3975 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed   
  • East Little Rock Community Center, 2500 East 6th Street, 501-374-2881 Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Stephens Community Center, 3720 West 18th Street, 501-603-9974 Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday:  Closed