MARICOPA, AZ - A stretch of State Route 347 has reopened following a number of crashes Thursday afternoon.
According to the Department of Transportation, a 14-mile stretch of State Route 347 north of Casa Grande was closed because of multiple crashes.
The highway was closed from Interstate 10 to Casa Blanca Road, about five miles north of Maricopa, according to ADOT.
Off-ramps on eastbound I-10 to SR 347 and Riggs Road have also reopened.
ADOT says a lengthy backup remains on eastbound I-10 and drivers are advised to expect delays until the line of vehicles is relieved.
The Department of Public Safety says the crashes were weather related. Gusty winds in the area dropped visibility to 1 mile. No serious injuries have been reported.