Broken bridge close to Wilcox closes westbound I-10

Drivers heading west on I-10 will take a big detour after a bridge east of Wilcox was broken by a fiery crash involving a semi-tractor trailer on Tuesday evening.

Round midnight, a semi-tractor trailer ran
off the correct facet of the street, struck a guardrail and bumped into an
overpass assist pillar at milepost 331, stated Arizona Division of Public Security
officers. The motive force was killed and the truck and trailer had been totally engulfed in flames, DPS stated.

The crash buckled a pillar holding up the overpass for State Route 191 and Arizona Division of Transportation officers stated the westbound part of I-10 will stay closed for the following 48 hours whereas a contractor brings in personnel, tools and materials wanted to shore up the broken bridge.

ADOT stated the work is anticipated to start Wednesday afternoon and “will proceed across the clock” till the company can safely reopen the westbound freeway.

Eastbound I-10 stays open by the world, ADOT stated.

The explanations for the crash are unknown, officers stated, including the identification of the driving force and the trucking firm are pending, stated DPS.

Drivers heading west on I-10 from the New Mexico state line will take a 68-mile detour to get across the stricken bridge, starting at State Route 80 close to Roadforks, N.M. — additionally identified for the Phantom Fireworks store.

From Roadforks, drivers will head south by Rodeo, N.M., towards State Route  80 and west by Douglas, Ariz., to US 191. From Douglas, drivers might want to head north on US 191 towards McNeal earlier than connecting to Davis Highway and heading west to SR 80 south and thru Tombstone earlier than connecting to SR 82 and heading west once more to SR 90 in Whetstone. From Wetstone, drivers will head north on SR 90 earlier than connecting again to I-10 in Benson.

Actual-time site visitors circumstances can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler
Info website at, the AZ511 app, calling 511 and thru
ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.