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Road washout to impact hunters heading to Kaibab Plateau, Arizona Strip

Posted October 4, 2018

Storm damage closes U.S. 89 between Flagstaff, Page

 

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is advising hunters heading north to the Kaibab Plateau (Units 12A and 12B) or the Arizona Strip (Units 13A and 13B) for Friday’s start of squirrel and turkey hunts, and deer hunts later this month, to make alternative travel plans.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that heavy rains damaged a section of U.S. 89 between Flagstaff and Page. Northbound lanes are closed at Cameron (milepost 467) and southbound lanes are closed at U.S. 160 (near milepost 481).

ADOT reports an extended closure is expected to repair the road. The alternate routes to get around the closure will add about 190 miles to a motorist’s trip. Those routes are Interstate 40, state Route 87, state Route 264 and U.S. 160.

Motorists should avoid taking local roads, as they may be unpaved or affected by flooding.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.

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