Semi breakdown reroutes traffic on U.S. Highway 70

Contributed Photo/Courtesy DPS: A semi hauling an oversized load broke down on U.S. Highway 70 on Monday and prompted its closure.

By Jon Johnson

GREENLEE COUNTY – The breakdown of a westbound semi-truck carrying an oversized load caused the closure of U.S. Highway 70 at about 10:37 a.m. There is no estimated time for its reopening.

The highway is closed westbound at Duncan and eastbound at the intersection with U.S. Highway 191, with westbound traffic being rerouted to State Route 75 and eastbound traffic diverted onto U.S. Highway 191 North.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy DPS: The semi broke down just outside of Duncan.

The incident is located at milepost 374.5 just out of Duncan.

Authorities are attempting to retrieve a crane to help fix the problem, but there is no estimate to when the highway may be reopened and it could be closed until mid-morning Tuesday. 

Update: U.S. 70 reopened Tuesday morning.