PHOENIX — Traffic on westbound Interstate 10 has reopened after a police situation.
Officials were called to I-10 near 59th Avenue around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Soon after, they shut down westbound lanes for the "police situation," which continued until 7 a.m.
Eastbound lanes were not seriously impacted by the closure, but westbound lanes experienced heavy backups during rush hour traffic.
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 closed WB between 51st and 59th avenues for police activity. The on-ramp at 43rd Ave is closed. Lots of activity beyond that point too. VERY slow WB. Use Thomas, McDowell, Van Buren, Grand Ave. It’s also slow EB! @abc15 pic.twitter.com/5CXZAY8Y4z— Chelsey Davis (@ChelseyDavisTV) August 20, 2019