Crash keeps lane closed for hours on I-40 WB near AZ state line

Parnall Law News Team

MCKINLEY COUNTY, NM — A vehicle accident Wednesday morning blocked a right lane on Interstate 40 in far southwest Gallup, according to NM Roads.

The collision occurred on the westbound interstate near the Manuelito area, nearly two miles from the Arizona state line. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 5:19 a.m.

It was unclear what caused the crash or how many vehicles were involved, but the westbound lanes from mile markers 0 and 2 were shut down.

As of 9:29 a.m., over four hours later, the scene remained on the roadway. Officials have not provided further updates on the conditions at the scene or announced an estimated clearance time.

No injuries have been reported.


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