I-40 reopened near Winslow, Ariz.

I-40 reopened near Winslow, Ariz.

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I-40 reopened near Winslow, Ariz.

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Posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 6:38 PM

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PHOENIX --Interstate 40 from Winslow to Twin Arrows has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Strong winds and limited visibility closed the highway earlier this afternoon.

At 1 p.m., the National Weather Service reported winds of 40 mph in Flagstaff, with gusts to 59 mph.

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All lanes of Interstate 10 at Verrado Way have reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A semi overturned on the freeway this afternoon, closing the eastbound lanes and one lane westbound. The freeway was closed earlier this afternoon after a semi overturned on the freeway. 

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a dust storm moving through southern Arizona is being blamed for a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say two semi-trucks jackknifed and two passenger vehicles were involved in the accident that occurred about 2 p.m. Monday.

Four people were taken to Tucson-area hospitals, but DPS officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening.

DPS says low visibility from a dust storm likely caused the accident.

They say the westbound lane of I-10 at Picacho Road is partially blocked and there's no immediate word on when the wreckage can be cleared.

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For tips on driving safely during periods of blowing dust, please visit www.PullAsideStayAlive.org.
 
For the latest highway conditions across Arizona, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
 

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