Hazmat crews called to scene of accident

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Highway lanes are reopening and safety crews are leaving after the stir of an accident on E Nettleton settles.

According to reports, a Dodge truck was traveling on Highway 18 when it struck a farm truck trailer in the rear. The collision broke a container holding mixed chemicals.

Before fire and hazmat crews arrived, the farmer owning the land was able to dam a ditch the chemicals ran into with a backhoe before the chemicals were able spread any further.

There are no injuries reported.

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Hazmat crews are on their way to the scene of an accident on 7604 E Highland.

According the Jonesboro dispatch, a farm truck has been hit  and is leaking an unknown chemical. The west bound lane of Highway 18 is currently blocked just west of Rogers Chapel Road.

How the wreck was caused and whether or not there are injuries is unknown at this time.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story on our website at www.kait8.com and region8togo.com.

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