A 50-mile stretch of Interstate 40 was reopened at noon Thursday being close overnight due to hazardous driving conditions.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said ADOT and hazmat crews worked overnight to clear the highway and snowplow operators had worked around the clock since Wednesday afternoon.
The interstate was closed Wednesday night between the U.S. 93 junction and Seligman after a winter storm dumped as much as a foot of snow in the area late in the day.
Several vehicles, including commercial trucks, slid off the highway, according to ADOT.
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