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Truck fire causes closure of I-17 at Anthem Way


ANTHEM – The southbound I-17 was closed at Anthem Way on Sunday afternoon due to a semi-trailer that caught fire. No injuries were reported.

Motorists heading south on the I-17 experienced long delays, as traffic backed up beyond Black Canyon City. The Arizona Department of Transportation posted updates on social media regarding the backup, recommending that southbound traffic coming from the high country take alternate routes through Payson or Wickenburg. Traffic delays continued through 9 p.m.

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