Flooding closes I-40 in Ark

Truckers are advised to seek alternate routes as both eastbound and westbound traffic on busy I-40 in Arkansas has been closed due to flooding.

The westbound detour begins at Brinkley at mile marker 216, while the eastbound detour begins at Hazen at mile marker 193, the Arkansas Highways Department said. The westbound detour stretches 120 miles with drivers reporting average speed at 10 mph. I-40 in Arkansas is one of the busiest highways in the country, according to the Arkansas Trucking Association

The rising White River is not expected to crest until late Saturday, May 7.