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Small leak contained after truck overturns near I-440 and I-40, fire department says

by Gavin Lesnick | October 16, 2017 at 9:11 a.m. | Updated October 16, 2017 at 9:50 a.m.

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.

Check back for updates.


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