Delays on northbound I-17 near Black Canyon City due to motorcycle crash

Jun 27, 2020, 10:10 AM | Updated: 1:02 pm
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(KTAR News/Ali Vetnar)

PHOENIX — There were “extreme” delays on the Northbound 17 near Black Canyon City Saturday afternoon, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced.

The delays were due to a crash involving a motorcycle that occurred near Sunset Point around 9 a.m.

Milepost 252, between Black Canyon City and Cordes Lakes, was closed for a short period of time. It was reopened shortly around 9:36 a.m.

The crash is no longer blocking the road, but traffic remained backed and did not return to the normal flow until around 1 p.m.

Southbound lanes were unaffected by the crash or delays.

ADOT had recommended a detour using State Route 87 to 260 westbound and then re-entering the I-17 at Camp Verde.

This is the second day in a row that this area on the I-17 had a brief closure.

On Friday, it was shut down due to a disabled semi-truck just south of sunset point.

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Delays on northbound I-17 near Black Canyon City due to motorcycle crash