ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, Ark. – Eastbound lanes are still closed Tuesday morning on Interstate 40 after a fiery tanker truck crash in eastern Arkansas.
Officials with the Arkansas Department of Transportation said Tuesday that crews are testing the roads for safety before reopening the interstate.
The iDriveArkansas system reported the crash near Mile Marker 245.6, just over a mile north of Madison and east of Forrest City, just after 3:15 p.m. Monday.
Arkansas Department of Transportation officials report that the truck involved was hauling diesel fuel at the time of the crash. Video obtained by FOX 16 News shows multiple other trucks burning at the scene.
Arkansas State Police has confirmed that all westbound lanes have reopened, but eastbound lanes are still closed while the investigation continues and crews clear the affected area.
ARDOT is redirecting drivers off the interstate as crews respond to the fire. Eastbound traffic is being diverted off the road at Exit 239.
There is no word from ARDOT or ASP as of 6 a.m. Monday on any injuries to people tied to this crash. There is also no word on what may have caused the incident.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.