ROGERS (KFSM) — Multiple accidents shut down Interstate 49 on Monday morning just as rush hour was coming to a close.
According to the Arkansas State Police, multiple car pileups both northbound and southbound forced the Interstate to close in both directions about 8:26 a.m. The accidents occurred about mile marker 81 just south of the Pauline Whitaker Parkway exit.
The interstate was finally reopened about 9:45 a.m.
State Police reported injuries in the accidents, but no fatalities.
The Rogers Fire Department posted a warning to drivers to avoid the interstate because of the closure, then later posted images from the wrecks. Vehicles involved include a red SUV, a Chevrolet Z71 pickup and a dump truck.