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07/26/15 - Two individuals dead from the incident. The Phoenix Fire Department responded to a single vehicle incident involving nine people on I-10 at approximately 12th St.Fire officials said two adults were declared dead at the scene. Three individuals were transported with life threatening injuries. A 7-year-old boy was transported in serious condition.
Two children, under the age of 5, were transported in stable condition, along with an adult male in stable condition. Fire officials said the freeway would be closed for "a considerable amount of time".
Heavy traffic; inattention; lack of seat belts maybe?
Prayers to those impacted by this horrible accident.
Happy Friday! We have a list of closures around the I-10 for your weekend commute. Please drive safe, and drive smart! Have a great weekend, Arizona!
I-17/ I-10 Split and 19th Avenue
RESTRICTION: Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane in either direction in areas between the I-10/I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and 19th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday (July 25) for new pavement-marker installation.
DETOUR: Consider using I-10 in downtown Phoenix area as alternate route.
I-10/ Dysart Road and Sarival Avenue
RESTRICTION: Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Dysart Road and Sarival Avenue from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (July 27) for new pavement-marker installation.
DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.
I-10 Arizona//California Bridge Situation:
Arizona drivers heading to California on Interstate 10 should find the road west of Blythe, Calif., open by noon Friday, but transportation officials recommend taking alternate routes if possible.
The eastbound side of the Tex Wash Bridge on I-10 west of Blythe washed out during an epic rainstorm Sunday, stranding hundreds of drivers and forcing lengthy detours throughout the week.
The road gets an estimated 27,000 drivers daily on average.
People leaving metro Phoenix after about 9 a.m. Friday should find the road open, while those leaving earlier will need to take detours in Quartzsite, Blythe or near the collapsed bridge in Desert Center.
“Everything is on schedule,” Caltrans spokeswoman Tyeisha Prunty said.
Granite Construction Inc., which received the emergency repair contract, brought dozens of workers and heavy equipment to the site this week to shore up the westbound bridge, which did not wash out but was threatened by the storm.
Crews also are cutting and paving two areas where eastbound I-10 travelers will merge into a single lane, cross the median and traverse the bridge normally only used for westbound traffic.
Westbound drivers will merge into a single lane before the bridge as well.
There will be no restrictions on types of vehicles allowed to use the crossovers, Prunty said.
Merging traffic in both directions is expected to create delays, so Caltrans recommends alternate routes if possible, Prunty said.
Drivers heading from Arizona to Los Angeles add about 40 miles to their trip by exiting the I-10 west of Blythe onto California 177 and traveling west on California 62, but they also trade 75 mph speed limits and two-lane interstate for smaller roads.
A bridge collapse in Southern California forced the closure of Interstate 10 which is a main roadway between Southern California and Phoenix.
The collapse also moderately injured one person and stranded hundreds of motorists. The bridge on Interstate 10 that was washed out when a flash flood barreled down a Southern California desert gully could have a limited reopening within weeks.
While the eastbound span of the Interstate 10 bridge collapsed, the westbound span still stands — though severe erosion means it is not passable.
A spokesman for the California Department of Transportation said Monday that work crews plan to shore up the westbound span within several weeks.
Eastbound traffic could then use one of the bridge's two lanes, for now. Caltrans spokesman Will Shuck didn't have an exact time frame for the limited reopening, but said, "we're certainly not talking about months."
The bridge collapsed Sunday as remnants from a tropical storm dumped heavy rain on the desert about 50 miles west of the California-Arizona line.
The collapse left one driver injured, stranded numerous motorists and complicated travel for countless thousands for what officials earlier had warned could be a long time. The closure will force motorists seeking to use I-10 to travel between California and Arizona to go hundreds of miles out of their way to Interstate 8 to the south or Interstate 40 to the north.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says I-10 westbound is closed in western Arizona near Quartzsite at State Route 95.
ADOT says westbound I-10 drivers will be detoured to State Route 95. Drivers traveling to Southern California may take SR 95 south to Interstate 8 and then travel west to California.
The collapse on Interstate 10 in southeastern California Sunday afternoon left one driver injured, stranded numerous motorists and complicated travel for countless thousands for what officials warned could be a long time.
"Interstate 10 is closed completely and indefinitely," said Terri Kasinga, spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. The closure will force motorists seeking to use I-10 to travel between California and Arizona to go hundreds of miles out of their way to Interstate 8 to the south or Interstate 40 to the north.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says I-10 westbound is closed in western Arizona near Quartzsite at State Route 95. ADOT says westbound I-10 drivers will be detoured to State Route 95.
Drivers traveling to Southern California may take SR 95 south to Interstate 8 and then travel west to California.
Motorists may also travel on SR 95 north to Parker, where drivers may cross into California using State Route 62 westbound. Further north, Interstate 40 is another route for travel between Arizona and California.
Happy Friday! We are happy to report that we aren't showing any major closures on the I-10 Freeway in Arizona that will impact commutes.
But, if we do have any updates or news regarding possible closures throughout the weekend, We will post it here.
Please be safe and have a great weekend!
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the truck collided with another vehicle and then struck a freeway wall. That's when the back door opened and the guard was ejected.
The accident occurred on westbound I-10 at Speedway Boulevard during the Monday morning commute, closing two lanes so DPS could investigate the accident.
The lane closures caused a backup of westbound I-10 for more than two miles. The Department of Transportation urged travelers to take alternate routes.
07/13/15 - A 35-year-old woman has been injured after a crash on Interstate 10 on Sunday night.
The Department of Public Safety said the crash happened just before 11:00 p.m. near Interstate 10 and Buckeye Road. According to DPS the woman was side-swiped by an SUV in the HOV lane.
Her SUV was dragged along a concrete barrier wall and ended up on top of the wall facing the wrong wall.
The truck driver told DPS the vehicle cut him off and he took evasive action which led to the events. The woman was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.