Periodic closures planned on I-10 west of Phoenix






07/23/14 -- Interstate 10 will be periodically closed west of Phoenix this Sunday morning.


The Arizona Department of Transportation says drivers can expect delays and congestion due to the planned intermittent closures resulting from the installation of power lines over I-10.

According to ADOT, the closures for the work being done by Arizona Public Service Co. will take place 43 miles west of State Route 85 for up to 15 minutes at a time between 5 and 9 a.m.

ADOT says Department of Public Safety officers will stop traffic each time and that there will be flaggers and reduced speed limits near the work zone.

Five injured in accident on I-10 eastbound

 
07/19/14 - Five family members were injured in an accident involving a rolled Ford SUV closing I-10 eastbound at Ruthrauff. 
 
Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire tells KGUN9 a 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after being ejected from the vehicle. A 22-year-old man is in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl and 18-year-old man have minor injuries. Their 50-year-old father is in serious, but stable condition.

The accident happened just before 3:00 p.m. Saturday on I-10 eastbound near Ruthrauff.

The accident left the SUV on its side. Goldberg says investigators had  to close down the freeway at Ruthrauff for part of the investigation.

He says the accident was caused by tire separation on the SUV.

The 15-year-old girl and 18-year-old man were not wearing their seatbelts. The 13-year-old girl was wearing her seatbelt and investigators don't know if the other two passengers were wearing their seatbelts.

The family was traveling from California to Mexico.

All lanes of I-10 eastbound are now open.

07/18: Weekend Closures



Happy Friday!

Another weekend is among us and it looks like the storms have cleared out just in time.

We are happy to report that we aren't showing any major closures for any parts of the I-10 Freeway in Arizona.

That means smooth sailing for you while you are out and about this weekend.

As always, drive safe and drive smart! Have a great weekend!