PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Interstate 10 at the Loop 101 has fully re-opened after a semi-truck lost its load of pipes early Tuesday morning.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says the left three lanes of I-10 West were closed at the Loop 101 after a load of pipes fell of the semi-truck at about 3 a.m.
Two people were injured when they hit the pipes, one of the injured has life threatening injuries. Each of the pipes weighs over 4,500 pounds.
Major restrictions at L-101 and I-10. Right lane of the ramp, L-101 to I-10 East, is closed. I-10 East, right two lanes are closed. MORE— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 12, 2016
MORE: L-101 @ I-10: Left three lanes of I-10 West are closed. Cause: Truck lost its load of pipes. No estimate for removing restrictions.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 12, 2016
Delays on L-101 at I-10 because of a crash on the ramp to I-10 East. Recommended: Enter I-10 East at 91st or 83rd Ave. to avoid area.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 12, 2016
CLOSED: Ramp from southbound L-101 to eastbound I-10 is now closed. I-10 East: right lane is closed. I-10 West: Left three lanes are closed.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 12, 2016
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says one person suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
Injury update from I-10/ SR101 collisions caused by pipes in roadway: 1 patient with broken ribs and concussion. No other injuries.— Damon Cecil, PIO (@dps_pio_cecil) January 12, 2016
Just before 9 a.m., all lanes were re-opened.
DPS troopers are investigating if the pipes were secured or what caused them to fall.
OPEN: I-10, all lanes have reopened at L-101 in both directions. Thanks for your patience this morning.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 12, 2016