UPDATE: I-19 southbound reopens near Amado

(Arizona Department of Transportation)
Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 2:45 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 8, 2021 at 3:36 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the southbound lanes of Interstate 19 have reopened near Amado.

According to Arizona DPS, the closure was due to a 500-600 lbs. log splitter blocking the roadway. Oil then leaked from the machine onto the roadway.

A trooper pulled the splitter off of the roadway, but the road was still hazardous from the fluid.

Troopers have identified the machinery company who rented the log splitter out to a customer and are conducting an additional investigation.

No injuries have been reported.

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