PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Transportation officials say Northbound I-17 is reopen after an earlier crash in the area.
Traffic was backed up for hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
ADOT officials recommend drivers avoid the interstate as there are still some delays.
UPDATE: Both lanes have now reopened on I-17 northbound at milepost 235. Driver should Drivers should continue to avoid I-17 NB and use alternate routes as there are extreme delays and backups between Anthem and New River. #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/8BHzgulPqN— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 21, 2019
Commuters should also expect delays on the I-10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
UPDATE: Traffic has eased on I-10 in both directions between the Valley and Casa Grande. Drivers should still expect some moderate delays in the area. https://t.co/5lH3xuuyOK— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 21, 2019
This back up is due to a crash milepost 179.
If you are heading from Tucson into Phoenix, you can take a detour from State 87 North at Picacho to Loop 202 Santan in Chandler, ADOT says.