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UPDATE: Interstate 8 reopened in both directions east of Gila Bend

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UPDATE: DPS has reopened Interstate 8 in both directions east of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Some lane restrictions are still in place.

DPS shut down the interstate after the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was called out to investigate reports of shootings being reported in the nearby desert area.

So far, there's no word on shooting victims or if any arrests have been made.

Stay with News 4 Tucson for updates.


TUCSON (KVOA) -- A police incident has forced DPS to close both directions of Interstate 8 at milepost 135 east of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Officials would not provide details on the police incident.

There is no estimated time for reopening the interstate.


To get around the closure, eastbound motorists can detour by taking northbound State Route 85 in Gila Bend to eastbound Interstate 10. I-10 intersects with I-8 at milepost 199 east of Casa Grande.

Westbound motorists can detour by taking northbound State Route 84, which is south of Maricopa, to northbound State Route 347 to westbound I-10 through the Valley. They can then take southbound SR 85 to re-enter I-8 at Gila Bend.

Stay with News 4 Tucson on air, online and on your mobile device for updates.

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