Accident Closes Northbound Lanes Of I-49 Just South Of Tunnel

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Northbound lanes of Interstate 49 were blocked just before noon Monday after an accident near the Bobby Hopper Tunnel.

The accident happened about 11:38 a.m. at mile marker 39 in the curve just south of the tunnel, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Both lanes were closed as a helicopter landed to transport the injured to a local hospital.

It’s unknown how many vehicles are involved or how many people are injured at this time.

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