The Arkansas Department of Transportation has prepared for the impact Tropical Storm Gordon might have on state highways.

Readiness and availability checks with local officials, drainage area clearing, vehicle and equipment service and coordination with local officials are a few of the things being checked off the list by ARDOT crews.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock predicts the storm will continue on a northwest track and Arkansas may see heavy rainfall. Some parts of Arkansas could see anywhere between 3 to 6 inches of rain Thursday through Sunday with a moderate risk of the rainfall being excessive.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) recommends www.Ready.gov/floods and other resources at the website ADEM.Arkansas.gov for information.

“ARDOT encourages drivers to be cautious and always find an alternate route if their primary route appears to be unsafe,” is a message endorsed by NWS, ADEM and ARDOT. “If you find water moving or pooled on the highway, please remember to “‘Turn Around. Don’t Drown.’”