OZARK, Ark. – Butterball confirmed that a turkey processing plant in Ozark, Arkansas, was reopened on June 4 following flooding concerns in the area.
The plant had been closed since May 24 related to severe weather that caused major flooding on the Arkansas River.
According to Butterball’s public relations manager Christa Leupen, the plant is running a day shift on June 4 and plans to return to a regular operation starting on June 5.
“The highway in front of the plant has reopened, and we surveyed the employees last week, and most indicated they felt they could get safely to and from work,” she said in an email.
The Arkansas River crested at around 40 feet on May 29 which is the highest level recorded by the state.