The first day of winter storms has snarled traffic across the state.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a dust storm north of Casa Grande resulted in a massive pileup on Interstate 10 around mile post 190. There are numerous injured, three dead and at least one truck "exploded" and was burning. I-10 is expected to be closed in both directions for hours.

In the west, also on I-10, dust and high winds have reduced visibility from milepost 70 towards Phoenix. The DPS is urging motorists to reduce speeds and use extreme caution when traveling on I-10 to or from California.

In the north, a winter storm is dumping snow on I-40 near Williams. One injury collision has been reported and the freeway is closed in both directions around Williams.

For up-to-date information, visit or dial 511 for Arizona freeway conditions.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.