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ADOT closes 62 miles of I-10 for blowing dust

Posted at 3:04 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 18:12:18-04

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 is closed between US 191 in southeastern Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico, due to blowing dust.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, eastbound traffic is being routed onto US 191 north to US 70 east in Safford.
 

Drivers may continue on US 70 into New Mexico and re-enter I-10 at Lordsburg, New Mexico.
 
With westbound I-10 closed at Lordsburg, New Mexico, drivers may take US 70 to Safford and then US 191 south to I-10.
 
The detour route is approximately 110 miles.
 
With strong winds occurring today, motorists should keep in mind that blowing dust is possible even when there isn’t a major storm.