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UPDATE: One lane of eastbound Interstate 8 re-opens after wreck

I-8 Rollover 2-13-20
The tractor-trailer involved in the crash that has eastbound I-8 closed down

Rollover backs up traffic for miles

UPDATE 4:30 P.M.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Arizona Department of Transportation has re-opened one lane of eastbound Interstate 8.

News 11 got its first reports of the accident around four Thursday afternoon. A viewer photo shows a big rig rolled on to its side, but law enforcement still hasn't released any details on the crash.

Witnesses tell us traffic is backed up for miles. They advise other drivers to avoid eastbound I-8 for the next few hours.

KYMA.com will continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates as new information becomes available.

ORIGINAL:

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A crash on Interstate 8 at milepost 3 has shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has no estimation on when the highway will re-open again. Witnesses tell us traffic is backed up all the way to 16th Street. Drivers will want to avoid eastbound I-8 for the next few hours.

Law enforcement is on scene. Officers have yet to release any details on the accident.

Stay with KYMA.com for more details on this situation as they become available.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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