Interstate 19 was closed in both directions near West Valencia Road this morning, but has since reopened, officials say.

However, traffic is expected to be slow moving until the area clears up. 

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, traffic was stopped due to police activity. Drivers were advised to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

No additional details are available at this time. 

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Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

Metro Producer

Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.