Procession for Phoenix firefighter will close parts of Loop 101 East, I-17 South Tuesday afternoon

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Phoenix Fire Capt. Crystal Rezzonico (Source: United Phoenix Firefighters) Phoenix Fire Capt. Crystal Rezzonico (Source: United Phoenix Firefighters)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A funeral procession for Phoenix Fire Captain Crystal Rezzonico will travel through sections of the eastbound Loop 101 in the northwest Valley and the southbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix causing road closures at certain times on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The procession will take place around 12 p.m. on Tuesday and will likely slow traffic to a stop during that time.

[RELATED: Phoenix firefighters mourn death of Capt. Crystal Rezzonico]

The City of Glendale also said 67th Avenue between Happy Valley Road and Loop 101 is scheduled to be closed following services for Captain Rezzonico, which will take place at Christ’s Church of the Valley.

The procession will enter eastbound Loop 101 at 67th Avenue, then travel southbound on I-17 before exiting at McDowell Road, traveling west on McDowell and south on 27th Avenue to Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.

The ramps and freeways will reopen as soon as the procession passes, according to Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Sections that are expected to be closed at times Tuesday afternoon are listed as follows:

  • Eastbound Loop 101 closed between 75th Avenue and I-17
  • Southbound I-17 closed between Loop 101 and McDowell Road
  • North- and eastbound Loop 101 on-ramps between Bell Road and I-17 closed
  • Westbound Loop 101 off-ramp at 67th Avenue closed
  • Westbound Loop 101 ramp to southbound I-17 closed
  • Southbound I-17 on-ramps between Loop 101 and Thomas Road
  • Southbound I-17 frontage road closed between Thomas and McDowell roads

Drivers are urged to use alternate routes Tuesday afternoon and to look for updates on ADOT’s twitter, @ArizonaDOT. 

RELATED: 

[Funeral services announced for Capt. Rezzonico]

[Phoenix fire captain dies after battling prolific injuries from 2009 on-duty crash]

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