Bushfire closes I-17 at milepost 253 near Black Canyon City
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Bushfire closes I-17 at milepost 253 near Black Canyon City

Bushfire closes I-17 at milepost 253 near Black Canyon City

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The Arizona Department of Transportation said southbound Interstate 17 was closed at milepost 259 Monday afternoon due to a brush fire near Black Canyon City.

Just before 2 p.m. Monday, ADOT announced the closure of I-17 from milepost 253 due to a brush fire. Around 3:30 p.m., the department advised drivers that the closure had begun from milepost 259.

All southbound I-17 traffic must exit the road at or before Bloody Basin Road, according to the post. Northbound lanes remain open.

No estimated time for road reopening was given.