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I-10 bridge collapse increases business for Yuma, Arizona




In this photo provided by the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, emergency crews respond after a pickup truck crashed into the collapse of an elevated section of Interstate 10, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif. The bridge, which carries the eastbound interstate about 15 feet above a normally dry wash, snapped and ended up in the flooding water below, the California Highway Patrol said, blocking all traffic headed toward Arizona. (Chief Geoff Pemberton/CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo provided by the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, emergency crews respond after a pickup truck crashed into the collapse of an elevated section of Interstate 10, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif. The bridge, which carries the eastbound interstate about 15 feet above a normally dry wash, snapped and ended up in the flooding water below, the California Highway Patrol said, blocking all traffic headed toward Arizona. (Chief Geoff Pemberton/CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Chief Geoff Pemberton/CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire via AP

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It's been nearly a week now since flash flooding caused a bridge collapse on Interstate 10. The collapsed bridge has made life quite hellish for anyone traveling between eastern California and Arizona. 

Thousands of motorists have had to re-route their trips and many of them have done so through the town of Yuma, Arizona. John Courtis, executive director of the Yuma Chamber of Commerce, joined the show to talk about how the jam up has helped businesses there.