Posted: 1/7/2016 - 7:49 pm
Poor driving conditions, caused by a winter storm, have forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 40 at Ash Fork, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The highway is closed at milepost 146. There is no estimate to reopen the highway and travelers should expect delays.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.
Posted: 1/4/2016 - 1:48 pm
Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Burning of approximately 30 acres per day will start on Tuesday, January 5th and could continue through Friday, January 8th:
- Spruce Mountain Piles – Piles are located approximately 5 miles south and east of Prescott near the community of Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S25).
- Oak Knoll Piles – Piles are located approximately 2 miles south of Prescott, east of White Spar Campground (T13N, R2W, S15).
- Sierra Prieta Ridge Piles –...
Posted: 12/31/2015 - 10:04 am
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a High Pollution Advisory for areas in and bordering Maricopa County for Friday, January 1 in addition to the PM 2.5 Health Watch for Thursday, December 31.
ADEQ issues high pollution advisories and health watches when the highest concentration of ozone or particulate matter levels may exceed the federal health standard, potentially reaching unhealthy levels....
Posted: 12/30/2015 - 9:53 am
ADEQ issues a health watch when the highest concentration of ozone or particulate matter levels may exceed the federal health standard.
People are encouraged to make voluntary efforts to limit activities that cause air pollution. People with respiratory or other health problems that make them more sensitive to air pollution are advised to limit their outdoor activity...
New Mexico recommends using I-10 for eastbound travel with I-40 closed indefinitely east of AlbuquerquePosted: 12/28/2015 - 5:55 am
New Mexico authorities advise that Interstate 40 is closed indefinitely in the eastern part of that state, between Albuquerque and the Texas line, and are urging eastbound travelers through New Mexico to use Interstate 10 instead.
Because of a severe winter storm in New Mexico over the weekend, drivers traveling east from Arizona should check road conditions via NMRoads.com or New Mexico State Police at www.nmsp.dps.state.nm.us.
Many other routes were closed in the eastern part of the state as of Sunday night.
No highways in Arizona are closed as a result of the New Mexico storm.
For updated travel information in Arizona,...