A tanker rollover involving a fatality and hazardous materials has closed Interstate 17 in north Phoenix, with southbound lanes closed at Loop 303 and northbound lanes closed at Jomax Road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
ADOT advises drivers to expect significant delays, to consider delaying travel and to use alternate routes. An extended closure into the Friday morning commute is expected, though there is no estimated time to reopen either direction of I-17.
Drivers heading into the Phoenix area from northern Arizona should consider alternate routes that include State Route 87 through Payson and State Route 89 through Prescott.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.