MAYFLOWER, Ark. — The wreckage of an 18-wheeler that was loaded with concrete cinder blocks has been cleared from Interstate 40 westbound in central Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation. All lanes are now clear, though it was expected to take some time for backed-up traffic to begin flowing smoothly again.
The wreck happened Thursday morning and took several hours to clear. By the afternoon, westbound traffic had backed up for several miles. No information about the driver was immediately available.
MAYFLOWER, Ark. — An 18-wheeler carrying a load of cinder blocks on a flatbed overturned Thursday morning on Interstate 40 westbound near Mayflower, Arkansas, causing traffic to backup for miles, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).
An ARDOT Twitter post noted that the westbound lanes at mile marker 134 are blocked and that traffic is using the shoulder. Traffic can use exits 135 or 142 as alternate routes, according to ARDOT.
No other information about the crash is available at this time.
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Big rig wreck on I-40 in central Arkansas clearedComment
I saw this on Google Maps and detoured around it.