Arizona

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.

While the Coconino National Forest received some rain over the weekend, visitors are reminded fire danger levels continue to be elevated and Stage II fire restrictions, as well as the six area closures to protect watersheds and other values at risk, will remain in place until significant and widespread precipitation is received. 

Coconino National Forest emphasizes that northern Arizona is still at the height of its fire season and there is a potential for large, severe wildfires. The forest needs the public’s continued support in preventing unwanted, human-caused wildfires.

With summer temperatures at hand and the landscape extremely dry across Arizona, dragging chains, tossing cigarette butts or even having underinflated tires can start fires along state highways.

To get ready for fire season, Arizona Department of Transportation crews mow vegetation along highway shoulders in the winter and spring. They remove brush, thin trees and spray fire retardant within the ADOT right-of-way to prevent fires and slow the spread of those that occur.

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