News: Major vehicle fire blocks all lanes on I-17 near Cordes Junction
CORDES JUNCTION, AZ – All lanes were blocked following a major vehicle fire on I-17 Monday afternoon.
According to a tweet by Arizona DoT, the crash was reported just after 1:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-17, near Cordes Junction.
I-17 NB, MP 270: The freeway is CLOSED due to a vehicle fire. No estimated time to reopen.
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 24, 2021
It is still unclear at this time what led up to the crash. Photos from the scene show black smoke billowing from the freeway. However, the number of vehicles involved in the crash is not mentioned in the report.
This situation is still developing. Motorists have been advised to seek an alternate route around this portion on I-17 as delays are likely throughout Monday afternoon going into rush hour.
The precise location of the fire is not mentioned in the report.
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