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Southbound Lanes of I-17 Re-open After Vehicle Fire

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the southbound lanes of Interstate-17 re-opened shortly after 9:30 Friday morning after the road was closed for more than 6 hours because of a vehicle fire.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the semi fire happened on southbound I-17 north of State Route 69.
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ADOT says southbound lanes of I-17 reopened near State Route 69 in Cordes Junction after a semi-truck caught fire around 3 a.m. Friday. One direction of the highway had closed at Arcosanti Road because of the fire.

ADOT says the big rig was hauling eggs when the fire was reported. Northbound lanes on I-17 were not affected.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed,@ArizonaDOT.

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