One person is dead following a huge truck explosion this morning on Hwy 278 West of Camden, Arkansas.

The truck was reportedly carrying a load ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that can be very explosive. Officials have cordoned off the area about a 1/2 mile in all directions while cleanup operations begin.

Due to extensive damage to the roadway from the 15-foot deep crater caused by the explosion, the highway will most likely remain closed for some time until repairs can be made.

Below is some drone footage of the area posted by Ouachita Electric Cooperative. Also, see the tweet by Arkansas DOT below with a few pictures and a statement:


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