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DPS: Eight vehicle crash caused by icy roads closes I-40 near Flagstaff

Posted at 10:55 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 15:52:01-04

PARKS, AZ — An eight vehicle crash involving several semi-trucks and a tour bus closed the I-40 Thursday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. westbound west of Flagstaff near Parks, Arizona.

ADOT says a tour bus was pinned between two semi-trucks because of the crash.

Two drivers suffered minor injuries in the crash.

DPS says icy roads, slick conditions and speed all appear to be factors in the crash.

One lane has since been reopened, but DPS says there is a “sizable” backup. Drivers are urged to avoid the area if at all possible.

Heavy duty tow trucks are being brought to the area to clear the semi-trucks from the road.

Check current traffic conditions HERE.