Highway 49 back open after semi overturns spilling load

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) – All lanes on highway 49 are back open, after a semi truck overturns spilling its load.

Arkansas State Police and other emergency personnel responded to the scene just north of Brookland.

According to Arkansas State Police, the driver of the semi lost control while navigating a curve and lost control of the load and overturned. The driver of the semi was not injured in the accident.

ASP says 44,000 pounds of rice spilled onto the roadway. It took crews over 2 hours to clean everything up, and remove the truck from the roadway.

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