SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A serious crash caused a closure and a huge traffic backup on eastbound Loop 101 at State Route 51 near Scottsdale Saturday afternoon.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, serious injuries were reported in the crash.
ADOT said eastbound lanes were closed between SR 51 and 56th Street. The traffic was even backed up to Seventh Street.
The area was reopened to traffic just before 1 p.m.
NOW: Big backup on L-101 eastbound because of a crash that's closed eastbound lanes between SR 51 and 56th St. Backup is now to 7th Street.While there is no estimated reopening time, the closure is expected to last at least several more hours. #PhxTraffic pic.twitter.com/cNeB0zAzVv— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 6, 2019