UPDATE: Interstate 10, SR 347 both back open near Casa Grande

UPDATE: Interstate 10, SR 347 both back open near Casa Grande
Blowing dust near Casa Grande. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
Closure (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
Closure (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

CASA GRANDE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Travel both east and westbound is back open on Interstate 10 near Casa Grande, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure was due to low visibility caused by blowing dust and a crash on westbound I-10.

Those driving on I-10 should continue to be vigilant for blowing dust and high winds while traveling. When encountering a dust storm, drivers should slow down after checking traffic around their vehicle and completely exit the highway if possible.

Here are some additional safety tips from PullAsideStayAlive.org:

  • Turn off all vehicle lights, set the parking brake and take your foot off the brake to reduce the likelihood of being hit by following drivers.
  • Remain in your vehicle with your seatbelts buckled.
  • Wait for the storm to pass.

State Route 347 is also back open between I-10 and Casa Blanca Road, according to ADOT officials.

Drivers should avoid the area and use an alternate if possible.

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