Thousands without power as crews work accident on Hwy 18 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Thousands without power as crews work accident on Hwy 18

MONETTE, AR (KAIT) – Traffic is slow moving through Monette, as police and power crews work to clean up an accident along Highway 18.

According to Arkansas State Police, a truck hauling a 17-foot log lost its load and knocked down several power poles and lines along Highway 18 just east of Monette. One pole fell on a home, but no injuries are being reported.

Entergy Arkansas has cut the power to the downed lines to allow police to partially open the road back up. Police are asking motorist to avoid the area over the next 4 hours while power crews work to clean up the accident site.

Entergy Arkansas is reporting over 2,000 people are without power due to the accident. To view Entergy's outage website, click here.

Region 8 News has a crew on the scene and will bring you any new updates as soon as they become available.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:25:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:48:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

  • Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:26:48 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:05:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

  • Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:35:05 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:47:09 GMT

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

Powered by Frankly