Nat'l Guard helping stranded drivers on Arkansas' I-40, I-55

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Traffic is a mess on I-55 in northeast Arkansas, and the state is sending help their way.

Throughout Tuesday morning, Governor Beebe and his staff have been coordinating State efforts to assist motorists stranded on Interstates 40 and 55 in East Arkansas.

National Guard teams and State Troopers are checking on motorists to
make sure there are no health emergencies. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is helping transport fuel to vehicles that have run out of gas.

The Arkansas State Police has been working throughout the night to clear damaged vehicles. Construction zones along both Interstates have exacerbated the backups and response delays.

According to our partner WREG, I-55 in Arkansas is barely moving between Missouri and Memphis since Monday night.

WREG spoke to travelers from Missouri who said they crossed the state line at 4 p.m. Monday, and 12 hours later they were almost to the Osceola exit about 20 miles into Arkansas.

THV 11 is sending a crew to Forrest City along I-40 where part of the traffic begins. Stay with us for more information.


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