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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – An accident along I-440 backed up traffic throughout the city early Thursday afternoon.

Arkansas State Police spokesperson Bill Sadler did say a truck was on fire near the intersection of I-440 and Springer Boulevard, but did not give specifics on what had caused it.

AHTD spokesperson Danny Straessle told THV11 News that bullets did go off across the interstate as the fire burned, but was unable to say how many had fired as a result of the heat. He said the driver was apparently able to leave the truck safely.

For a brief moment, the IDriveArkansas.com website indicated that traffic was at a dead stop on the eastbound lane of I-630, the southbound and northbound lanes of I-30, several downtown Little Rock side roads, and the on-ramp to I-440.

Those roadways only recently reopened, said Randy Ort with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), adding that some of those roads were originally closed down because of heavy smoke.

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