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UPDATE: I-30 reopened in Saline County

The westbound lanes on I-30 in Saline County are reopened.
Traffic backed up on I-30 WB due to a grass fire (Photo courtesy of Dusty McGraw)
Traffic backed up on I-30 WB due to a grass fire (Photo courtesy of Dusty McGraw)
Traffic is backed up for miles on I-30 WB
Traffic is backed up for miles on I-30 WB
Burn area that caused the westbound lanes of I-30 to close
Burn area that caused the westbound lanes of I-30 to close
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The westbound lanes on I-30 in Saline County back opened.

For at least two hours Thursday evening, the I-30 westbound lanes closed from mile marker 106 to 114. Smoke from a grass fire that broke out near mile marker 108 and 110 caused traffic to be diverted onto Highway 67. Traffic was at a standstill for at least 10 miles because of the closure.

Arkansas State Police say the fire was caused by a "truck equipment malfunction." Once crews extinguished the flames and cleaned up the westbound lanes, law enforcement reopened I-30 again. 
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