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Westbound lanes of I-40 near Canyon Diablo reopen after vehicle fire

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PHOENIX — The westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Canyon Diablo have reopened as crews work to clear the eastbound lanes following a vehicle fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The right lane of the I-40 eastbound has also opened, while the left lane remained closed.

A crash involving a semi-truck started the fire near Buffalo Range Road, closing both directions of traffic. One vehicle was on fire, while the other lost its load of produce.

There’s no estimated time for the reopening of the eastbound lanes, according to ADOT.

ADOT suggests motorists consider alternate routes or delaying travel as delays are expected.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information website, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed.

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