Traffic blocked off after 18-wheeler overturns, spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

Traffic blocked off after 18-wheeler overturns, spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - Marion and West Memphis fire departments are on the scene of an overturned 18-wheeler truck.

The accident happened on Mound City Road at the eastbound entrance to I-40.

Officials said the tanker is loaded with fuel and approximately 3,000 gallons of fuel has spilled into the ditches.

West Memphis Police Department said no injuries were reported.

The area will be blocked off for several hours while crews work to clean up.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes until the scene is cleared.

Marion and West Memphis Fire are on the scene of an overturned 18 wheeler. The vehicle is a tanker loaded with fuel and...

Posted by Marion Fire Department on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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