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No Valley freeway closures planned for Memorial Day weekend

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PHOENIX — While Memorial Day traffic may get drivers down this weekend, at least they won’t have freeway closures to worry about.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said there are no closures planned in Phoenix area from Friday afternoon through late Monday.

However, ADOT said drivers still need to buckle up and be mindful of their speed, as there were seven fatal crashes on Arizona roadways last Memorial Day weekend.

The agency also recommended drivers check tire pressure and pack extra supplies, including water and snacks, before traveling this weekend.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Kameron Lee told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News that drivers should also check their oil and brakes before traveling, especially considering the snow falling up north.

“A lot of us, you know, we really don’t know how to handle that, so let’s not even put ourselves in the situation,” he said.

He said drivers should also be aware of the statewide task forces that will be out looking for impaired motorists.

“Drinking and driving is absolutely unacceptable. We do not tolerate it in any way, shape or form,” he said.

ADOT provides real-time highway conditions online, on Twitter or over the phone at 511.

Drivers can also get alerts and alternate route notifications via ADOT’s mobile app.

Get the latest KTAR News 92.3 FM traffic alerts sent straight to your phone by texting “TRAFFIC” to 411923. 

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