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Icy conditions in Arkansas: One death reported from crash

Due to ice on interstates throughout the area, ARDOT has reported multiple crashes and slowed traffic.
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ARKANSAS, USA — Overnight freezing rain has caused city, county and interstates across Northwest Arkansas and parts of the River Valley to be covered in ice early Tuesday morning.

ARDOT has been responding to multiple crashes across the area. To see current conditions, click here.  

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A deadly crash occurred early Monday morning on Guyll Ridge Road. According to Lt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a flatbed truck was hauling equipment and lost control of the vehicle, flipping the truck on its side. As a result, the truck struck a pole and the pole fell on the truck, killing the driver. 

A two-vehicle crash was reported in Bentonville on I-49 near mile marker 87.3 with the northbound shoulder blocked. The scene has been cleared.

At 7:40 a.m., ARDOT reported a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on I-49 in West Fork that had traffic at a standstill. No injuries have been reported as a result of the crash but viewer images show traffic is backed up traveling northbound. The scene has been cleared. 

The southbound lane on the I-540 bridge in Fort Smith was blocked due to an accident, but is now cleared.

5NEWS will update this article with information as it is received.

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