Major melon spill on Ariz. interstate causes major traffic backup

PHOENIX - A watermelon spill on Interstate 10 in Phoenix caused major delays Thursday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m. a produce truck crashed into a wall inside the Deck Park Tunnel, covering the westbound lanes in watermelon and other fruits, Arizona Department of Transportation officials said.

All lanes were closed shortly after 2 p.m. at 7th Street with traffic backed up as far as State Route 143 at one point.

All closures were lifted around 9 p.m

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