I-10 eastbound opens after dust storm
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I-10 eastbound opens after dust storm

Interstate 10 between U.S. 191 and the New Mexico border has reopened on the eastbound side after being closed due to blowing dust. The westbound lanes remained shut at San Simon following a crash, officials said.

Travel on the interstate had been detoured away from the 60-miles stretch between the highway heading north to Safford and Lordsburg, N.M., taking drivers about 100 miles out of their way to avoid the dust storm Monday afternoon.

The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the highway at 4:30 p.m. Officials announced that it had reopened just after 6:30 p.m.

But the westbound lanes remained closed at San Simon, about 15 miles from the New Mexico state line, as crews worked to clear a wreck that involved at least two tractor-trailers.

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