Days of repairs needed on I-40 after fiery crash

Crews working on a temporary fix to I-40 in St. Francis County
Crews working on a temporary fix to I-40 in St. Francis County(ARDOT)
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 11:18 AM CDT
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ST. FRANCIS CO., Ark. (WMC) - Arkansas Department of Transportation crews are working to fix a portion of I-40 after a fiery crash Monday.

Tuesday morning, crews made temporary repairs in hopes of getting one lane of eastbound traffic opened in St. Francis County. One lane has now been re-opened.

ARDOT says they will need at least two full nights to make full repairs, and will continue to do so with one lane open.

They also say the overpass near mile marker 246, near Widener, is damaged.

The damage was the result of a diesel tanker that went up in flames after a crash Monday afternoon. One person was killed in the crash, which involved several vehicles.

There’s no word on what caused the crash, but there were heavy downpours in the area Monday afternoon.

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