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1 Lane Opens after 2-Truck Crash Closed I-40, Spilled Whisky

It happened in the westbound lanes near Kerr around 10:45 a.m. Thursday

Update:
NEAR KERR, Ark. - The left lane of Interstate 40 reopened at 1:30 p.m. after a Thursday morning accident involving two big rigs had closed all westbound lanes to traffic near Kerr (Pulaski-Lonoke County line).

The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported "Our crews are using this mechanical broom (photo below) to clear the interstate," adding that "the right lane will be closed for a while for clean-up."

Original story:
NEAR KERR, Ark. - An accident involving two tractor trailer trucks has shutdown a stretch of Interstate 40.

It happened in the westbound lanes near Kerr around 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

About an hour later, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) posted photos on Twitter that showed a large amount of Fireball cinnamon whisky bottles and other liquor bottles were strewn across the accident scene.

ARDOT's post said one of the trucks caught fire and stated "Looks like we’ll be working this for a while."

As of 1 p.m., traffic was being routed off the interstate to Hwy. 70.

Injuries in the crash are reported as not life-threatening.


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