- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have announced a $1.1 million federal grant to support infrastructure improvements along a stretch of road in the town of Mayflower that was victim to an oil spill in 2013 and a deadly tornado earlier this year.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1yHOnRh ) that Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor joined city Mayor Randy Holland at Mayflower High School to announce the grant for improvements to water and sewer lines along Interstate Drive.

When an underground pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil in Mayflower in 2013, some of it reached and contaminated a cove near Interstate Drive.

In April, a powerful tornado crossed through Mayflower, demolishing numerous structures, including an RV dealership and repair shop on Interstate Drive.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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