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.

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