A wrong-way driver was the cause of a traffic backup on State Route 347 this morning, according to the Department of Public Safety.

An elderly male driver was traveling south in the northbound lanes but stopped just north of the junction with Maricopa Road.

Traffic had already slowed as drivers tried to avoid a collision and morning commuters backed up in the northbound lanes around 6:30 a.m.

Though DPS noted several collisions caused by the incident, the only injury reported was a motorcycle driver who apparently ran into the back of another vehicle. He sustained a non-life-threatening upper torso injury and was transported to the hospital.

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