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.
DPS situation at the Maryland overpass has the I-17 closed in both directions until further notice in between Glendale and Bethany Home Rd pic.twitter.com/aEOH1CuX1A
— Detour Dan (@DetourDanKTAR) June 30, 2017
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.