I-40 in Arkansas at a standstill, seven semi crash reported

Massive traffic backups have been reported on I-40 in Arkansas as severe winter weather conditions contribute to crashes.

Both directions of I-40 at mile marker 169 in Lonoke, Arkansas, are reportedly closed on Wednesday afternoon.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation says that a collision involving seven semi trucks occurred on eastbound I-40.

Authorities say that they expect a lengthy road closure. Heavy traffic backups have been reported.

This is a developing story.