Blowing dust closes I-10 stretch between Arizona, New Mexico

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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 10:50 PM
Blowing dust closes I-10 stretch between Arizona, New Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — Blowing dust caused the closure of a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between southeastern Arizona and New Mexico for about two hours.

The eastbound lanes between U.S. 91 in Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico were reopened about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say the westbound lanes remain closed as crews clean up a crash involving two semitrailers about 15 miles from the New Mexico border.

National Weather Service meteorologists say a series of low-pressure systems moved over Arizona, bringing wind gusts of up to 40 mph by Monday afternoon.

Wind advisories were issued in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff and were to be in effect until 10 p.m.

Phoenix Fire Department crews say scaffolding outside a downtown Phoenix building collapsed Monday afternoon, damaging one vehicle. No injuries were reported.