Northern Arizona Faces Road Closures After Storm

Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:44am
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:49am
Arizona Department of Transportation
Soggy conditions on SR89A in northern Arizona on Oct. 2, 2018.

After the record rainfall Tuesday, there is flooding and rockfall in parts of the state.

Oak Creek Canyon on State Route 89A is closed just north of Slide Rock for about four miles because of rockfall.

Peter Corbett is a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation.

“Crews are out there working to clear the highway, we don’t have an estimate on when it will reopen. We also want to make sure that there’s no more rocks that could tumble down on the highway, so we’ve got to make sure it’s gonna be safe," Corbett said. 

Corbett said mountainous and canyon areas could still have some rocks on the road so commuters should drive carefully in those regions. Other roads around the state may also be closed because of standing water.

Updated conditions can be found on ADOT’s website.

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