SUNSET POINT, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Arizona Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid Interstate 17 at all costs.
Only one southbound lane is open near Badger Springs Road, and the northbound lanes are closed at Sunset Point.
ADOT estimates a 10 mile backup going southbound and it is currently growing.
There are alternative routes available, but avoid the traveling in this area.
I-17 NB still CLOSED at Sunset Pt. VERY long delays southbound with only 1 lane open. 10 miles of traffic SB. Use an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/4Y37BgL62u— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 10, 2017
Here's a look at the 10-mile backup on I-17 southbound before SR 69. Only 1 lane open. USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE! pic.twitter.com/fc9gJbJkR5— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 10, 2017