Updated at 10 p.m.: Interstate 17 has reopened in both directions.
Updated at 5:45 p.m.: Interstate 17 has partially reopened from a brushfire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The southbound lanes have reopened; they were closed at milepost 262. The northbound lanes remain closed at milepost 248 (near Bumble Bee); there is no estimated time to reopen them.
Original post at 12:20 p.m.:
A brush fire has closed both directions of Interstate 17, according to a press release from the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The northbound lanes are closed at milepost 248, near Bumble Bee; the southbound lanes are closed at milepost 259, near Cordes Lakes. There is no estimated time to reopen the lanes. The on-ramp at Bloody Basin Road will also be closed.
There has also been a vehicle fire on I-17 northbound near Bumble Bee that has closed the right lane and is causing delays at milepost 252.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.
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