- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a wreck and closure on Interstate 10 in western Arizona (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Authorities are reopening eastbound Interstate 10 in western Arizona following an hourslong closure that forced Phoenix-bound traffic to detour onto another highway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the reopening Friday afternoon started with one only lane because of ongoing cleanup operations.

Eastbound lanes were closed after two tractor-trailer rigs collided shortly before 8 a.m., injuring at least two people and leaving wreckage and cargo strewn over the highway.

The wreck occurred 77 miles (124 kilometers) east of the Arizona-California line. Traffic was detoured via U.S. 60 during the closure..

Westbound lanes of I-10 were unaffected.


9:35 a.m.

Authorities say eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 is being detoured onto another highway in western Arizona because of a serious wreck into two big rigs.

The wreck occurred Friday morning 77 miles (124 kilometers) east of the Arizona-California line, and the Arizona Department of Transportation says drivers should exit I-10 at U.S. 60 and take that highway through Wickenburg to reach Phoenix.

There was no immediate indication how long the closure and detour would last.

State Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says preliminary information indicates the wreck was a collision between two tractor-trailer rigs.

Mehr says crews extracted two people who appeared to be seriously injured.

Westbound I-10 is unaffected.

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