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Severe weather causes water rescue, power outages throughout the state

Water rescue at Mississippi and Rodney Parham in Little Rock on March 30.

A storm system swept through the state Wednesday, bringing storms and heavy rain that caused flooding and power outages throughout Arkansas.

There were more than 1,000 power outages across the state, according to Entergy, as of 7:30 p.m.

There was a water rescue at Mississippi and Rodney Parham in Little Rock.

Three people were inside the vehicle, and all three were able to get out safely after being rescued.

They were holding on to a tree until firefighters arrived.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's main campus closed early Wednesday because of flash flooding, as night classes were cancelled.

The Little Rock Fire Department responded to a fire at a duplex on Kavanaugh after lightning struck the building.

One resident tells Channel 7 he saw orange, then heard a loud bang, and smelled smoke. Neighbors say a couple living in the building had to throw window drapes out of the window because they were on fire.

No Injuries were reported because of the fire.

In North Little Rock, JFK Blvd. northbound lanes at cedar creek will be completely shut down. They are redirecting drivers east on cedar creek. There will only be one southbound lane open, and authorities expect there to be a back up Thursday morning as everyone heads to work.

A down tree near Middle Warren & Old Warren Rd. in Pine Bluff caused some traffic problems in the area.

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