If you're making your way to the city today, you can expect significant delays. The I-10 freeway is being affected by a nearby situation. The incident in question is due to a hazmat fire involving the nearby Amazon Warehouse facility.
On July 16, the Phoenix Fire Department reported a "Hazardous Material Incident, 75th Ave and Roosevelt, please watch out for responding emergency units."
The PFD and other fire crews were said to be battling an unknown trailer fire that contains a mysterious chemical.
Fox 10 Phoenix reported that the unusual fire was part of a chemical leak at a nearby Amazon Warehouse Center.
Many surrounding businesses and residences were evacuated as a "reverse 911 for a shelter in place was sent out to all residents in the surrounding area."
Because of the unknown nature of the substance, 75th Avenue and south of I-10 to Buckeye Road experienced land closures.
At around 9:51 a.m., both directions of the I-10 were closed due to an "incident off the freeway," according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
At this time, there's no information as to what chemical was leaking.
Hazardous Material Incident, 75th Ave and Roosevelt, please watch out for responding emergency units. https://t.co/bpvkPegkVo— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@Phoenix Fire Dept.)1594910577.0
By 11:40 a.m., all lanes on the freeway were open.
ABC 15 Arizona also reported that Lisa Guinn, a spokesperson for Amazon, stated, "This morning at one of our Phoenix fulfillment centers, our team noticed smoke coming from a trailer located in our onsite truck yard."
UPDATE: All lanes are now open on I-10. #phxtraffic https://t.co/hQqYm0pRcU— Arizona DOT (@Arizona DOT)1594924791.0
Guinn continued to say that all employees were evacuated and sent home with pay. None of them experienced injuries as well.
If you're headed onto the freeway today, July 17, the AOT just reported, "SR 51 NB near Union Hills is blocked for a crash involving a semi."
Stay safe out there!