GLOBE, Ariz. — An Arizona roadway reopened Thursday afternoon after being closed for more than a day as crews worked to clear a crash involving a hazmat cleanup.
State Route 77 was closed in both directions south of Globe following a crash Wednesday morning near milepost 154 close to Dripping Springs Road, between Globe and Winkelman, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The road closure was the result of an overturned tanker truck carrying propane, officials said.
Hazmat crews with the department of public safety emptied the propane from the tanker so that it can be safely removed from the roadway.
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ADOT offers driving tips on its website to help keep people safe on the road.
"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website.
ADOT's suggestions include:
Don’t speed or drive aggressively
Never drive while under the influence of substances
Avoid distractions while driving
Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same
When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over
Stay extra aware in work zones
Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous