Dust closes stretch of I-10 between Arizona, New Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) – Blowing dust is causing the closure of a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between U.S. 191 in southeastern Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say the closure will start at 4:30 p.m. MST Monday.

The stretch of freeway won’t be reopened until visibility improves.

They say eastbound traffic will be routed to U.S. 191 north to U.S. 70 east in Safford. Drivers may continue on U.S. 70 into New Mexico and re-enter I-10 at Lordsburg.

ADOT officials say westbound I-10 will be closed from Lordsburg to U.S. 191 in Arizona and westbound drivers may take U.S. 70 in New Mexico to Safford to U.S. 191 south to return to I-10.

The detour route is approximately 110 miles.

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