Tanker truck fire shuts down I-440 traffic

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(KATV) Traffic is moving at the I440 interchange again but that wasn't the case Saturday afternoon around one. A tanker truck caught fire near 11400 Diamond Drive in North Little Rock.

Police shut down the nearby I440 interchange for safety. The driver managed to make it out alive. The driver was pulling a Clean Energy natural gas tanker. No word on what cause the fire to break out. Firefighters believe that the fire may have started in the engine.

The tanker carrying liquid nitrogen is flammable but didn't get caught in the fire that happened in the cabin.