I-40 closed, reopened following fatal crash west of Flagstaff

PARKS, Ariz. - The Arizona Department of Transportation said Interstate 40 is now open in both directions west of Flagstaff. 

I-40 closed Wednesday morning after a fatal crash about 25 miles west of Flagstaff.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety told drivers to avoid the area as I-40 was expected to be closed for several hours. Limited visibility from a controlled burn in the area was also a factor for the closure.

Drivers were instructed to take a 100-mile detour on U.S. 180 and State Route 64 to avoid the crash.

The freeway reopened just after 9 a.m.

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