The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports as of 4:56 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 the left southbound lane of Arizona SR-87 at SR-188 has reopened after a vehicle fire had closed both lanes earlier in the day. The right southbound lane remains closed. Drivers should continue to expect long delays and heavy backups in the area.

Status at 7:40 p.m.

"Northbound is open. The right southbound lane is closed at milepost 226. The left southbound lane is open." ADOT

The northbound lanes were reopened as of 2:38 p.m., according to ADOT.

AZ-87 had been closed in both directions.

Northbound traffic from Phoenix was being turned around at Sunflower due to a brush fire on a frontage road.

Contact the reporter at kmorris@payson.com

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