TRAFFIC ALERT: Tanker truck on fire after rollover closes I-40 temporarily

State News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A rollover accident near Ozark has closed eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 40.

Photo Courtesy of KDYN 92.7

According to an accident report, a tanker truck has rolled over and caught fire near Exit 35. The fire has spread across the median, which resulted in both sides of the interstate closing.

Photo courtesy of KDYN 92.7 / Rick Covert Franklin County OEM

According to Franklin Co Emergency Management, Interstate 40 east at Ozark will be closed until at least 5 p.m. while ARDOT inspectors evaluate the condition of the road surface after this morning’s tanker truck fire.

Expect continued delays in Ozark on Hwy. 23 , Hwy. 64, and Hwy. 219 while traffic is detoured.

No injuries have been reported.

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