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.
Snow Storm Related Crash: At 8:43 AM, this multi-vehicle collision occurred WB along I-40 at milepost 176. We are working to determine extent of injuries and number of vehicles involved. The westbound lanes are closed and vehicles should exit at Parks Road. pic.twitter.com/2ykw9iS3f6— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) May 23, 2019
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.
The backup looks to be several miles. Alternate routes include US 180. If traveling from Phoenix, drivers could take I-17, SR 69 and SR 89 to reach I-40 at Ash Fork. pic.twitter.com/AYYuXMx71m— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 23, 2019
Heavy duty tow trucks are being brought to the area to clear the semi-trucks from the road.
Check current traffic conditions HERE.