For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Ben Cline (479) 282-6680
City Officials Assess Flood Damage, Close Parks and Trails
City officials and staff are continuing to assess the damage caused by floodwater over the weekend. The Street department has reopened all roads in the City. Rainbow Road and Northgate Road are passable, but traffic is limited to one lane in some sections. The street department is clearing debris on public infrastructure and drainage networks. Private and residential cleanup will not be provided by the street department.
Yard waste may be dropped of at either the Rogers Recycling Center or the Rogers Street Department. You must be a Rogers resident and present a current water bill along with a photo ID. Trees, limbs, leaves, grass, shrubs are accepted vegetation. Items that are not accepted include: lumber, plywood, building materials or yard waste contaminated with trash or items generated from businesses or contractors. Please report public infrasture damage through our website, Rogersar.gov, on the 'Report a Concern' tab.
Several parks in the City have been closed due to flood damage.Lake Atalanta and the Railyard are closed until further notice. Due to safety concerns, barricades have been put in place and the Rogers Police department will be patrolling the area. The Rogers Police Department will have a zero tolerance policy.
City staff is continuing to assess trail and park conditions and will be updating closures in the coming days. Please use extreme caution when navigating the city trail network, as sections are closed and damaged. Citizens can keep track of closed parks and trails through our Alert Center