Collision closes Interstate 17 northbound near New River

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX - Interstate 17 northbound was shut down near New River Tuesday night because of a serious collision, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The road was closed at New River Road for medical evacuations. Drivers were instructed to exit the freeway at New River Road and re-enter the highway using the New River on-ramp.

Up to four cars were involved in the crash, and at least one patient was injured.

Drivers were being urged to consider delaying travel in that area because delays are expected.
 
Southbound I-17 remained open.