GILA BEND, Ariz. -- Interstate 8 eastbound was closed for part of the day on Thursday about 15 miles west of Gila Bend.
The closure occurred after two semi trucks were blown over by strong winds, according to Officer Carrick Cook with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
There were no reports of any injuries.
Wind can be pretty persuasive. Two semis blew over on I-8 this afternoon near Gila Bend. pic.twitter.com/R5EgZuAX6k— Officer Carrick Cook (@DPSOfficerCook) August 14, 2014
I-8 eastbound reopens west of Gila Bend
PHOENIX -- Eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 have reopened about 15 miles west of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The highway was closed earlier Thursday at milepost 100 following a collision involving two semis.
Rollover closes I-8 eastbound west of Gila Bend
PHOENIX -- A rollover involving two semis has closed Interstate 8 eastbound about 15 miles west of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Drivers should expect an extended closure Thursday afternoon at milepost 100 as crews work to remove the vehicles from the road. Westbound I-8 remains open.
ADOT advises drivers heading eastbound from the Yuma area to avoid I-8. Instead, drivers can take US 95 northbound from Yuma to Quartzsite, where they can turn onto I-10 eastbound.