I-17 OPENS in BOTH Directions After Wildfire

August 21st, 2019 at 10:23 PM

UPDATE:

I-17 has OPENED in BOTH directions following a brush fire that shut down the interstate for many hours. There are no expected delays at this time.

PHOENIX –  Interstate 17 is closed in both directions due to a brush fire north of Sunset Point, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The northbound closure is at milepost 252, Sunset Point. The southbound closure is at State Route 69. All traffic must exit the highway.

There is no estimated time to reopen the highway. Drivers should consider delaying travel or using alternate routes, such as state routes 89 and 69 through Prescott or state routes 260 and 87 through Payson.

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. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

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