LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Eastbound traffic is again flowing on Interstate 40 after a midday tractor-trailer fire just east of Hazen stopped all drivers in all lanes Friday.

According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the crash was reported shortly after 10:45 a.m. near mile marker 201.2, about 2.5 miles east of Hazen.

Images from ARDOT showed large plumes of black smoke coming from the crash scene.

A tractor trailer fire just of Hazen has shut down eastbound lanes of Interstate 40, causing a massive traffic backup midday Friday.

The crash initially closed the right lane and shoulder but eventually closed all lanes. This closure put eastbound traffic at a standstill, with vehicles backup up nearly halfway back to the Hazen exit at 11:20 a.m. Shortly before 3 p.m. ARDOT reported that the scene had been cleared.

There is no word from officials at the scene on how many vehicles were involved in the crash or if there were any injuries.