CAMDEN, Ark. — A tanker carrying Ammonium Nitrate was traveling on Highway 278 when it exploded earlier this morning.
Our sister NBC station in Arkansas KARK reported one person died in the hazardous truck explosion.
According to Arkansas Department of Transportation, both Highway 57 and Highway 24 had to be closed due to the tanker explosion because it left a 15-foot crater in the roadway.
The truck was carrying ammonium nitrate, according to the Arkansas DOT.
Ouachita Co: U.S. Highway 278 will remain closed until further notice. This morning’s accident left about a 15-foot deep crater in the road. Once the accident has been cleared, our crews will begin to repair the highway. Updates as they are available. #ARnews #ARtraffic #ARleg pic.twitter.com/O6DIXGjPnk— Arkansas DOT (@myARDOT) March 27, 2019
Arkansas DOT said the explosion left about a 15-foot deep crater.
KARK said the explosion was felt 60 miles away and 200-300 yards of a forest caught fire.
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