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Wreck on I-17 backs up traffic in both directions near downtown Phoenix

Oct 25, 2021, 10:12 AM | Updated: 10:24 am
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PHOENIX – A multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 17 backed up traffic in both directions near downtown Phoenix on Monday morning, authorities said.

All lanes of southbound I-17, heading east toward the airport exit, were closed at 16th Street, although traffic was able to creep by via the off-ramp and gore point, the Arizona Department of Transportation said at around 9:30 a.m.

The right lane reopened around 10 a.m. as the cleanup efforts continued.

The left lane of northbound/westbound traffic was also temporarily closed because of debris from the wreck.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, it appears a truck may have swerved to avoid hitting a semi, leading to a three-vehicle collision. Minor injuries were reported.

No other information was immediately available.

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Wreck on I-17 backs up traffic in both directions near downtown Phoenix