Traffic restricted after fatal crash on WB I-40 east of Flagstaff

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Traffic on westbound Interstate 40 about 5 miles east of Flagstaff will be restricted throughout most of Friday as crews clean up debris from a fatal crash earlier in the day, an Arizona Department of Transportation official said.

The cleanup forced the closure of both westbound travel lanes, but drivers were able to snake through on the right shoulder, the official said.

Traffic had been detoured off the highway at Cosnino Road near milepost 207 and directed north to Townsend-Winona Road, where they could go west in Flagstaff, the official said.

The closure began about 4:30 a.m. Friday and one person was confirmed dead, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

There was no estimated time when the freeway would reopen and drivers should expect delays and allow for extra travel time, the ADOT official said. Eastbound traffic was not affected.

No other information was available.

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Fatal crash closes westbound I-40 just east of Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A fatal crash forced the closure of westbound Interstate 40 about five miles east of Flagstaff on Friday morning, an Arizona Department of Transportation official said.

Traffic was being detoured off the highway at Cosnino Road near milepost 207 and directed north to Townsend-Winona Road, where they could go west in Flagstaff, the official said.

The closure began about 4:30 a.m. Friday and one person was confirmed dead, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

There was no estimated time when the freeway would reopen, the ADOT official said.

No other information was available.

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I-40 westbound closed near Flagstaff

PHOENIX — Interstate 40 westbound is closed about five miles east of Flagstaff due to a crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Traffic is being detoured off the highway at Cosnino Road, near milepost 207. Drivers can take Cosnino Road northbound to Townsend-Winona Road, then drive west to reach Flagstaff.
 
There is no estimated time to reopen westbound lanes. Eastbound lanes of I-40 remain open.