- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

SAN SIMON, Ariz. (AP) - Blowing dust and reduced visibility have closed a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 on both sides of the Arizona-New Mexico line for the fourth time in two weeks.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says I-10 between U.S. 191 in southeastern Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico, was closed Friday morning and will remain closed until visibility improves near a plowed field near San Simon.

Detours take traffic on a 110-mile route through Safford, Arizona.

The same segment of freeway closed for nearly three hours Wednesday and also twice in late April.

The conditions triggered a three-vehicle crash involving two semitrailers about 15 miles from the New Mexico border on April 25 and three separate accidents involving 12 vehicles April 28.



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