PHOENIX -- Drivers should be prepared for long delays on southbound Interstate 17 from Cordes Junction to Black Canyon City because of an earlier crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The crash happened before 2 p.m. and has closed one southbound lane. Traffic is backed up for about 20 miles. ADOT is expecting an extended closure of that southbound lane.
Drivers may avoid the crash scene by taking State Route 169 east through Prescott to State Route 89 south to US 93 south. Motorists may also take State Route 260 east to State Route 87 southbound to get to Phoenix.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov , follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.