Interstate 17 reopened in both directions

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Interstate 17 has reopened in both directions after a police incident at the Camelback Road overpass.

The freeway's northbound lanes were closed at Indian School Road around 9 p.m. Monday. The southbound lanes were also closed about an hour later.

The closure soon resulted in a significant traffic backup.

Police say there was a distraught female on the Camelback Road overpass, and officials were working to bring her down to safety.