11:20 a.m. UPDATE
An overturned truck that forced part of Interstate 40 to close on Wednesday morning has been cleared.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation said shortly before 11:15 a.m. that the eastbound lanes that had been blocked were open, and traffic would "slowly return to normal" in the area.
10:05 a.m. UPDATE
The left lane of eastbound Interstate 40 east of Brinkley is now open after a truck overturned there earlier Wednesday.
No one was injured in the crash, which blocked both lanes and the shoulder for a time.
St. Francis Co: (UPDATE) I-40 EB left lane is now open following a no injury accident involving an overturned tractor trailer just E. of Brinkley (mm 223). Monitor at https://t.co/l1xGNNTado. #artraffic #neatraffic pic.twitter.com/UcS3DfzueE— Arkansas DOT (@myARDOT) July 11, 2018
There was no estimate on when the second lane and shoulder would be cleared.
The Arkansas Online live traffic map continued to show a significant backup in the area.
An overturned truck has blocked all eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in part of Arkansas, officials said.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation said there were no injuries in the wreck involving a tractor trailer near mile marker 223, which is east of Brinkley in St. Francis County.
The crash occurred before 8:30 a.m.
Danny Straessle, a spokesman for the transportation agency, said at 9:15 a.m. that crews hoped to have the inside lane reopened in about an hour.
The outside lane and shoulder were expected to take longer to clear, a process that could be lengthened if the trailer must be unloaded before being uprighted, Straessle said. It was carrying a load of "general merchandise," he added.
The Arkansas Online live traffic map showed a significant backup in the area.