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Hot tar spill causes blockage on I-17 near 7th Avenue

Posted at 6:14 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 17:01:20-05

PHOENIX — Hot tar that spilled from a truck caused a traffic headache for drivers in Phoenix Monday morning.

Arizona Department of Public Safety says a 24-ton truck leaked hot tar onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 near 7th Avenue.

The tanker was moved off the road, but the spill affected traffic in the right lane, off-ramp and frontage road for several hours. The area has since been cleared.

Check current traffic conditions here.