- Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona are now reopened after being closed for several hours after a car accident in New Mexico.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say Thursday afternoon’s closure was about 70 miles east of Tucson.

Traffic was being directed onto a roughly 100-mile detour along U.S. Highway 191 to Safford and then eastbound on U.S. Highway 70.

The detour allowed drivers to reach I-10 in Lordsburg, New Mexico.

New Mexico Department of Transportation officials say high winds and blowing dust in the Lordsburg area also was diverting traffic onto Highway 70.

All lanes of I-10 were open by 7:30 p.m.

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