Traffic Alert: Accident Blocks I-30 Eastbound in Benton

Crash involves two large trucks, will take hours to clear.
An accident earlier this morning has stopped eastbound traffic on Interstate 30 in Benton.

It happened around seven o'clock, leaving one tractor-trailer rig on its side and backing up traffic for miles.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) says traffic is being diverted off the freeway and down Sevier Street so wrecker crews can clear the scene.

The AHTD says it will likely be noon before the scene is cleared and traffic is allowed through the area.

Officials on the scene tell Fox 16 that the 18-wheeler was carrying frozen chicken for the Land O'Lakes company.

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