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I-17 closed in Phoenix for police activity

PHOENIX — Traffic on Interstate 17 was backed up more than usual during rush hour Thursday evening.

First, I-17 northbound at Camelback Road was closed for over an hour starting at about 4 p.m. because of a car fire. Drivers were forced to take an alternate route.

At about 6 p.m., the Arizona Department of Transportation announced that I-17 northbound and southbound were closed for police activity.

Northbound traffic was stopped at Bethany Home Road, while southbound traffic was stopped at Glendale Avenue.

ADOT did not give a time estimate for when I-17 would reopen.

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