BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (KSAZ)
Phoenix paramedics are assisting officials in Black Canyon City after a tractor-trailer crashed into multiple vehicles Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the accident involved a commercial cattle hauler and as many as 20 vehicles.
The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. on southbound Interstate 17 at milepost 246.
Officials are still getting on scene and assessing patient count and conditions. No word at this time of the number or extent of injuries.
I-17 is now closed at Sunset Point and traffic is being turned around in that area, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Travelers should expect very long delays on I-17 throughout Sunday afternoon.
Other semi drivers should consider taking eastbound State Route 260 to southbound State Route 87 as an alternate route.
Passenger vehicles can use State Route 69 or State Route 169 as an alternate.