Covered wagon overturns, snarls traffic on Arkansas highway

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Posted: Sep 01, 2015 6:01 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — History bumped into modern times when a covered wagon overturned on a busy Arkansas interstate, snarling traffic for a short time.

Arkansas State Police say the wagon being pulled by Karen Robertson of El Dorado had a mechanical malfunction a little before 3 p.m. Monday, and took a spill in in the eastbound lane of the Interstate 30 bridge in Little Rock. No one was injured.

About 20,000 people head to Clinton, about 80 miles north of Little Rock, around Labor Day for the annual Chuckwagon Races, where teams of horses pulling covered wagons compete for prizes.

State police spokesman Bill Sadler says all lanes were blocked briefly, but traffic began moving quickly.