Reported head-on collision halts Parker-Havasu commute

UPDATE: Traffic moving.

7:44am– Morning commuters between the cities of Parker and Lake Havasu have been halted for over an hour as a reported head-on collision impacts both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 95. People stuck in the jam called KLPZ 1380am to report that the tailback is at least 5 miles in length and has the highway at a complete standstill.

7:48am–¬†Reports suggest that the highway may be blocked in both directions for at least 3 more hours. Stay tuned. We’re trying to reach law enforcement for advice for motorists.

7:58am– The wife of the driver of one of the vehicles involved says the accident occurred around 6:10am this morning, and people have been stuck in traffic since then. It involved a high-speed collision between a larger van and a smaller white vehicle. Many vehicle parts are scattered across the pavement. She says she was told the investigation may take some time, which would confirm a report suggesting traffic may not be moving for another while.

9:22am– DPS confirms that traffic is being allowed through in a controlled way, alternating northbound and southbound lanes, and the jam is beginning to clear.

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