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Large Gravel Spill On I-49 Near Lowell Slows Traffic

LOWELL, Ark. (KFSM) — Traffic was backed up Monday (Dec. 30) morning for more than an hour due to a gravel spill on Interstate 49. According to IDrive Arkansas,...

LOWELL, Ark. (KFSM) — Traffic was backed up Monday (Dec. 30) morning for more than an hour due to a gravel spill on Interstate 49.

According to IDrive Arkansas, a dump truck lost a load of large rocks on the interstate on mile marker 76.7, in the northbound lanes of I-49 near Lowell.

The cause of the accident has not been released, but according to Danny Straessle with ARDOT, they believe that one of the trucks from a nearby quarry didn't have a gate locked down on the truck's bed.

Straessle says the rocks ranged in size from three to five inches.

No word yet if there were any injuries.

Stay with 5NEWS for updates on this developing story.

Large Gravel Spill On I-49 Near Lowell Slows Traffic