A small leak of a chemical used to prevent fungus growth on fruits has been contained after a tractor-trailer overturned on a ramp between two interstates in North Little Rock on Monday.
The truck overturned before 8:30 a.m. on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 40 to Interstate 440, which runs south from that area, authorities said.
North Little Rock Fire Department Lt. Dustin Free said hazardous materials teams contained a small leak of dodine, which he said is an antifungal product used on fruits.
Ramps from eastbound and westbound I-40 to I-440 remained closed shortly before 10 a.m. Free said they would stay shut until a private cleanup company arrived and cleared the scene.
An 18-wheeler that may have hazardous material on board overturned Monday morning on a ramp between Interstate 40 and Interstate 440 in North Little Rock, officials said.
North Little Rock Fire Department Lt. Dustin Free said the truck overturned on the onramp from eastbound I-40 to I-440. He said it was carrying "potentially hazardous materials," though haz-mat teams were still preparing to approach the vehicle before determining what was on board and whether it had spilled.
The ramps from eastbound and westbound I-40 to I-440 were closed, though both interstates remained open to traffic.
The Arkansas Online live traffic map showed the ramp closures were causing some congestion on I-40 after 9 a.m.
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