I-17 back open following 2 crashes

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A stretch of Interstate 17 has reopened following two crashes.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say I-17 southbound at the Sunset Point Rest Area reopened at 2:30 p.m.

ADOT says two crashes a few miles apart led to the closure at 1:30 p.m.

Authorities say the first crash occurred about 2 miles south of the rest area. The second crash occurred immediately south.

Officials did not release further details about the crashes.

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PHOENIX -- Interstate 17 southbound has reopened after two crashes with injuries happened in the same section of the freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The first crash, involving a motorcycle occurred at mile 250, about two miles south of the Sunset Point Rest Area. The second crash occurred near mile 252, immediately south of the rest area.

One lane remains blocked at the rest area. Traffic is backed up for about 10 miles and moving slowly, so drivers should expect delays.

For updates on travel conditions around the state of Arizona, please visit az511.gov or follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT).