By Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Transportation officials say a freeway in downtown Phoenix has reopened after a semi-truck caught fire forced a shutdown.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed for several hours Saturday due to the fire.

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. near where I-10, State Route 51 and Loop 202 intercept.

The spot is also known as the Mini-Stack interchange and is just east of downtown.

ADOT had advised drivers to skirt around the closure by taking I-17 southbound south of downtown.

The westbound lanes of I-10 were not affected.

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