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Loop 303 in Glendale re-open after wrong-way crash

The crash happened on the northbound Glendale Avenue exit ramp just before 3 p.m.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Loop 303 in Glendale is back open after a wrong-way crash shut down the freeway Friday afternoon. 

The crash happened on the northbound Glendale Avenue exit ramp just before 3 p.m.

Credit: ADOT

The northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway were closed between Bethany Home Road and Glendale Avenue. Both lanes were reopened around 3:40 p.m.

The northbound Glendale Avenue off-ramp remains closed, officials say.

DPS said the vehicle at fault crossed from the southbound to northbound lanes. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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Deaths on Arizona roads

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that roadway fatalities have been gradually rising in Arizona over the last decade:

  • 2011: 825 deaths
  • 2012: 821 deaths
  • 2013: 844 deaths
  • 2014: 774 deaths
  • 2015: 895 deaths
  • 2016: 952 deaths
  • 2017: 1,000 deaths
  • 2018: 1,010 deaths
  • 2019: 982 deaths
  • 2020: 1,057 deaths

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

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here.

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said.

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