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Interstate 17 has reopened in both directions near Sunset Point north of Phoenix after a more than four-hour closure caused by a brush fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
At 6:30 p.m., both directions of the freeway were reopened. The left lane was closed in each direction for two miles, from milepost 254-256. There is no indication when those lanes would reopen.
The freeway had been closed from near the Sunset Point Rest Area 35 miles north of Phoenix to just south of the Cordes Junction exit at SR 69 beginning about 2 p.m.
For more on Arizona highway conditions visit ADOT's Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
Updates are also available on the ADOT Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT) and on Facebook.
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