Posted: 7/16/2018 - 5:10 pm
Effective Tuesday, July 17, 2018 beginning at 12:00 A.M. - Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will be lifted on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Fire danger is “moderate” and a monsoonal weather pattern is predicted to continue across the Reservation this week.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect year-round on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. This means that building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove, any type of charcoal fueled broiler or open fire of any type is not allowed in UNDEVELOPED areas.
Be advised that the White...
Posted: 7/16/2018 - 5:08 pm
The monsoons have arrived on the White Mountain’s. All fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are lifted and closures have been rescinded, effective Monday, July 17, 2018 at 3:00p.m. Even though the fire restriction are lifted you still need to be responsible and make sure your campfires are dead out if left unattended.
We would like to again thank all of our visitors for being patient, understanding, and obeying the restrictions and closures during our drought conditions.
Posted: 7/16/2018 - 1:52 pm
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for ozone in Maricopa County, effective July 17, 2018. This HPA is due to levels expected to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.
People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, people who work or exercise outdoors and people with pre-existing respiratory disease. Ozone can irritate the respiratory system, aggravate asthma and reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory infections. Ozone-related health problems include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea, plus throat and lung irritation....
Kaibab National Forest temporarily closes Forest Road 149 near Kendrick Mountain on Williams Ranger DistrictPosted: 7/16/2018 - 12:06 pm
The Kaibab National Forest has implemented a temporary closure of Forest Road 149 near Kendrick Mountain on the Williams Ranger District due to safety concerns related to the active monsoon season.
Forest Road 149, which is located in the far northeastern corner of the Williams Ranger District just east of Pumpkin Center, accesses the Pumpkin Trailhead on Kendrick Mountain. Due to the risk of flooding and the associated public safety concerns, the road has been temporarily closed and will remain so until monsoon conditions subside.
Barricades are installed at the entry to the road. No driving or parking along Forest Road 149 will be allowed until the closure is lifted. While the...
Posted: 7/15/2018 - 1:54 pm
Interstate 10 eastbound is closed from mileposts 352 and 391 west of the New Mexico state line due to a dust storm, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The I-10 is also closed in both directions in New Mexico from the state line to MP 20.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.
An alternate route is US 191 northbound to US 70 east bound to Lordsburg, N.M.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at ...