WARD, Ark. — Lanes are now cleared following a hazmat spill occurred on U.S. Highway 67 on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The Arkansas State Police were on the scene of a tanker that has spilled chemicals across the roadway on U.S. Highway 67 southbound near mile marker 22 of Ward, Ark.
A spokesperson for Arkansas Division of Emergency Management said 2,500 gallons of sulfuric acid spilled on the highway and left one person injured. It’s not clear if their injuries are from the spill or the accident that caused spill.
Officials say the spill is completely across the roadway and has caused the interstate to shut down. Both north and south directions were shut down, which caused significant traffic delays.
Traffic was being rerouted accordingly as cleanup efforts were underway.
More on this story as it develops.