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Posted on: June 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Arizona Officials Close Interstate 10 Due to Wildfires Motorists Should Avoid Travel

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Note: As a partner with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the City of Las Cruces is sharing this information with residents.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 10 from milepost 319 “East Dragon Road” to 323 “North Johnson Road,” just northeast of Benson, Arizona, as they experience several major fires. The link below shows the active fire map:

Detours are currently being put into place in New Mexico and Arizona. Commuters traveling eastbound can detour onto Arizona State Route 191 traveling southeast to Douglas Arizona, connecting to Arizona State Route 80 crossing into New Mexico at Rodeo, traveling north to I-10.

The westbound detour will be from I-10 at milepost 6, detour on New Mexico Highway 80 traveling south, crossing into Arizona near Rodeo. Travel will continue onto Arizona State Route 80 to Douglas, Arizona turning north onto Arizona State Route 191, back to I-10.

All oversized loads are requested to park until further notice.

 What motorists should do: 

  • Avoid travel into Arizona. Many secondary routes are closed due to other fires with no detours available. Motorists do not want to become stranded in an area without facilities, fuel or accommodations.
  • Seek local accommodations as hotels and motels will quickly reach capacities.
  • Closures are indefinite and roadways will not be opened until deemed safe for travel.
  • I-10 is open to commuters to Lordsburg and surrounding areas.

For more information on wildfires, visit the link above or For road conditions and closures in Arizona, visit For road conditions in New Mexico, visit or call 511.

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