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Interstate 10 reopens in eastern Arizona after blowing dust causes closure

Jun 24, 2017, 9:52 AM | Updated: 1:10 pm

PHOENIX — The Interstate 10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border has reopened after closing due to blowing dust, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure was just east of Wilcox, Ariz., and ADOT advised travelers to take a detour via highways 191 and 70.

Wilcox is approximately three hours from Phoenix by car and about one hour from the New Mexico border.

Earlier this week, six people died in a crash during a dust storm near that same stretch of the I-10. Five of the six victims died at the scene. Among those killed was a 9-month-old girl from Phoenix, who was traveling with her parents.

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Interstate 10 reopens in eastern Arizona after blowing dust causes closure