ADOT: Traffic delays expected on Interstate-17 for the holiday weekend

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) - The Arizona Department of Transportation says heavy traffic delays are expected on Interstate-17 northbound north of Phoenix as travelers head out for Labor Day weekend.

ADOT suggests drivers bring plenty of water and snacks along with a fully charged cell phone.

Drivers should also consider taking alternate routes. ADOT recommends going through Payson on State Routes 87 and 260, which allow drivers to reach I-17 at Camp Verde, but delays are also possible.

You can get highway conditions and traffic updates through ADOT's website, app or social media.