Arkansas State Police Investigate Accident On Interstate 49 That Left Traffic At Standstill

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LOWELL (KFSM) — Traffic was at a standstill Friday night (Aug. 4) on Northbound I-49 approaching Exit 78, Highway 264/Monroe Avenue, due to some type of accident, according to a 5NEWS photojournalist who was near the scene.

As of 10:30 p.m., traffic was backed up from before Exit 76/Wagon Wheel Road to before Exit 78, Highway 264/Monroe Avenue.

“It happened┬ájust before 10 p.m. at the I-49 Northbound lanes near Exit 78 and was cleared by 11:15 p.m.” said photojournalist Dave Walker. “Both lanes were closed and they [law enforcement] had to open up the interior lane ┬áto get traffic through.”

Arkansas State Police said they plan to release more information later Saturday (Aug. 5). Stay with 5NEWS for the latest updates to this story.

Photo Courtesy: 5News Photojournalist Dave Walker.