Big rig overturns, closing eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix

February 7, 2018

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — Eastbound Interstate 10 is closed in western Maricopa County because of a wreck, and the state Department of Public Safety says the closure will last a while because crews need to upright an overturned tractor-trailer rig loaded with food products.

Trooper Kameron Lee says a heavy duty tow truck was dispatched to help remove the big rig that overturned Wednesday morning near Tonopah, injuring the driver.

The state Department of Transportation says eastbound traffic on I-10 is being diverted onto 411th Avenue to Salome Highway and then east to Wintersburg Road and north to I-10.

ADOT says drivers may consider delaying travel or using an alternate route during the closure.

Lee says the driver’s injures don’t appear life-threatening.

Tonopah is about 52 miles (84 kilometers) west of Phoenix.

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