State Route 89A

With back-to-back snowstorms bearing down on Arizona, know what you’re driving into before heading to the high country.

Highway conditions can deteriorate quickly during severe weather as snow accumulates and drivers struggle, and closures can happen suddenly and be prolonged. If enough snow falls, the Arizona Department of Transportation may close lesser-used highways while snowplows address busier routes.

State Route 89A in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks (mileposts 387-390) was partially reopened this morning after crews reopened the southbound lane, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Both lanes of SR 89A were closed Saturday afternoon after a sinkhole was spotted on the northbound lane of the two-lane roadway.

Both directions of traffic will be guided through the area with assistance from a flagger until the northbound lane is reopened.

A sinkhole in the roadway has closed State Route 89A at the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The highway is closed in both directions between mileposts 387-390, about 15 miles south of Flagstaff. Motorists can use Interstate 17 as an alternate route. The closure is expected to be in place through the weekend.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

State Route 89A is closed midway between Flagstaff and Sedona because of a fatal crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The highway is closed at milepost 390. Drivers who want to travel from Flagstaff to Sedona can use Interstate 17 to State Route 179 as alternate routes.

There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.

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.

Even though the Slide Fire has been extinguished, there remains a threat of flash floods, mudslides and rock slides in Oak Creek Canyon. On three occasions recently, the Arizona Department of Transportation temporarily closed portions of State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff due to flooding and debris flow. With the exception of weather driven closures, State Route 89A remains open. Even though Forest Service campgrounds and forest service recreation areas in Oak Creek Canyon are closed, all of the businesses are open.

A section of State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon near the Slide wildfire burn area has been closed because of flooding, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

 SR 89A is closed near the Switchbacks section of SR 89A, from milepost 388 to milepost 391, about 10 miles north of Sedona. Motorists wishing to travel between Sedona and Flagstaff should consider State Route 179 and Interstate 17 as an alternative.

Due to the ongoing firefighting efforts against the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon, the State Route 89A improvement project along the switchbacks north of Sedona is on hold at this time, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

ADOT had been preparing for a scheduled closure of the SR 89A switchbacks for a pavement and safety-improvement project starting on Tuesday, May 27, at the conclusion of the Memorial Day weekend.

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