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The Latest: Interstate 40 reopens in northeastern Arizona

November 15, 2018

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on an Interstate 40 closure in Arizona (all times local):

9:10 a.m.

Authorities have reopened Interstate 40 in northeastern Arizona after learning that lines downed on the highway are phone lines, not power lines as originally thought.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says restrictions are possible as crew work to repair the downed lines that briefly closed the highway Thursday morning about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Holbrook.

Holbrook is 91 miles (146 kilometers) east of Flagstaff and 233 miles (374.96 kilometers) west of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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9 a.m.

Authorities say Interstate 40 is closed in both directions about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Holbrook in northeastern Arizona because of downed power lines.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said Thursday morning there was no estimate when the highway will reopen and advised drivers to consider delaying their travel because there are no nearby alternate routes.

No additional information was released.

Holbrook is 91 miles (146 kilometers) east of Flagstaff and 233 miles (374.96 kilometers) west of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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