Cross Over Collision on I-10 Near 16th Street

09/11/14 - A wreck that severely injured motorists has shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near downtown Phoenix Thursday morning.

 The collision occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-10 near 16th Street, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman said an eastbound vehicle crossed the median into the westbound lanes and hit another vehicle head-on.

Initial reports indicated that a U-Haul truck was involved in the wreck and that its driver fled the scene with the vehicle sustaining minor damage to the right side, said Officer Carrick Cook of DPS.

Transportation officials closed the ramp from the southbound lanes of State Route 51 to the westbound lanes of I-10 at about noon. The westbound lanes of I-10 and Loop 202 were closed all together at the "ministack" at about 12:10 p.m.

Transportation officials recommended drivers avoid the area by accessing the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 through the split interchange by the airport.

 Traffic cameras showed cars slowly moving through the area in the HOV and two additional lanes, but three lanes completely blocked and the 16th Street exit closed.

 Within minutes of the wreck, traffic was backed up past 32nd Street, and transportation officials warned drivers to expect long delays as they travel through the area.

09/05: Weekend Closures

Another week has flown by! We aren't showing any major closures to the I-10 freeway in Arizona. That means smooth traveling!

Remember, we are expecting some rain in the valley this weekend which means that everyone should be driving with a little more caution should they find themselves driving in a storm. 

As always, drive safe and drive smart. Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing issues that America in general is running into. The phone can wait!

Have a great weekend!

08/29: Labor Day Weekend Closures

Labor Day Weekend is among us. That means plenty of traveling will be going on and we are glad to say that the State of Arizona has lifted any closures on the I-10 to help stream-line traffic. 

We are also noticing that with Labor Day comes drunk drivers. Make sure you aren't one of the statistics this weekend as Arizona will be having over 65 agencies across the state crack down on drunk drivers. 

The best thing you can do to avoid trouble is NOT DRINK and DRIVE. That simple, but every year we come back with alarming numbers of citations and arrests. Drive safe and smart, Arizona!