Crash closes westbound Interstate 40 near Arizona-New Mexico state line

CHAMBERS, AZ - Westbound Interstate 40 is closed about 30 miles west of the Arizona-New Mexico line due to a truck accident Friday morning.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says travelers should expect an extended closure at Chambers and I-40's junction with U.S. 191.

ADOT advises drivers to delay travel and to exit I-40 before reaching the closure area.

It says there are no nearby alternate routes to get around the closure. However, westbound motorists can take U.S. 191 south to St. Johns and then take U.S. 180 westbound to return to I-40 at Holbrook.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says nobody was injured when a tractor-trailer rig tipped over, blocking the roadway.

ADOT says I-40 in that area is icy but it's not immediately known whether those conditions caused the accident.

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