Semi-truck rollover closes westbound I-10, snarls traffic during evening commute

03/05/13 - Interstate 10 has been reopened at Riggs Road after a semi-truck rollover shut down the freeway during the Tuesday evening commute.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials confirmed westbound lanes of the roadway were reopened just after 6 p.m. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said a semi tractor-trailer rolled over on the roadway, spilling 220 gallons of diesel fuel. Graves said no one was injured in the accident.

Westbound lanes were shut down for two hours Tuesday evening as ADOT crews worked to clear the scene. This is the third big rig crash in the last six days on I-10. Last Wednesday morning, a semi-truck hauling mulch rolled over on I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at the I-17 junction in Phoenix.

On Thursday morning, the driver of a big rig was killed when his semi-truck crashed into a barrier on Interstate 10 in Tempe and caught fire.