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Wreck on Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix backs up traffic for miles

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PHOENIX – A crash jammed up traffic on Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix early Monday, putting drivers in a long wait.

The wreck blocked multiple southbound lanes at McDowell Road close to the Interstate 10 on-ramps, the Arizona Department of Transportation said around 6:30 a.m.

Only one lane was open on I-17, causing a backup of at least 90 minutes before 7 a.m.

The wreck was cleared around 7:20 a.m. but ADOT was still suggesting drivers take alternate routes.

No other information was immediately available.

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