FULTON, AR – I-30 West was shut down for several hours for the second day in a row after another serious crash in construction traffic, in almost the same location, which resulted in injuries, vehicle fires and extended traffic headaches.
According to the Arkansas State Police, three tractor-trailers were involved in a crash near the 20 mile marker of I-30 West Friday morning around 11 a.m., causing a fire to break out in at least one of the trucks. Initial information indicates two of the people involved were transported to the hospital.
Both lanes of I-30 West were closed for about five hours, causing traffic to back up all the way through Hope and causing major congestion in town as much of the traffic diverted down Highway 67.
Once firefighters extinguished the burning trucks, crews began working on the clean-up which was finally completed in the late afternoon, finally allowing relief to the gridlock.