Eastbound Interstate 10 has just reopened after a partial shut down due to an accident, but traffic may still be slow for a bit, officials say.

The left lane of eastbound I-10 was closed at Palo Verde Tuesday afternoon, causing major traffic backups. 

Public safety officials says motorists can exit the I-10 at Park Avenue and use East Benson Highway to avoid delays.

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