I-17 and SR 87 traffic slows down due to large amount of weekend travelers

Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 20:07:49-04

Heading north out of town this weekend? Plan for a long commute. The Arizona Department of Transportation says travel on the I-17 northbound and SR87 northbound out of the Valley are heavily delayed because of travelers. 

ADOT says plan ahead and expect a much longer drive than normal if you're taking either either the I-17 or SR 87 north.

Many people trying to leave for the holiday have posted on social media that they're stuck in traffic. 

ADOT said the majority of slowing had eased by Saturday afternoon.

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