Update: I-40 Eastbound Reopens in Monroe County

Published 07/25 2014 09:01AM

Updated 07/25 2014 03:03PM

Update (2:20 p.m.):
MONROE COUNTY, AR - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened following a five-hour shutdown earlier today.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials say crews cleaning up an overnight accident scene still have more work to do but traffic has been allowed through the area again.

Original story (9:00 a.m.):
MONROE COUNTY, AR - Cleanup of an overnight accident scene will shutdown a stretch of Interstate 40 until this afternoon.

That's according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The AHTD says I-40 eastbound will close near mile marker 205 at the Cache River crossing around 9:30 this morning and could remain closed as long as 5 hours.

Crews will be removing a damaged tractor trailer. No other details about the accident have been available.

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