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State Route 89A remains closed between Sedona and Flagstaff due to fire

ADOT recommends motorists avoid area; Use I-17 and SR 179 as alternate route
May 21, 2014

PHOENIX – State Route 89A remains closed between Sedona and Flagstaff due to a wildfire that began Tuesday afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

The 24-mile-long closure (mileposts 375-397) affects most of the highway between Sedona and Flagstaff as crews battle the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon. ADOT is working with fire officials to ensure the safety of drivers and is assisting with traffic control.

As an alternative, ADOT is recommending drivers take State Route 179 and Interstate 17 to travel between Sedona and Flagstaff.

There is no estimated time for the highway to reopen.

Additional information on active wildfires can be obtained through the Arizona Division of Emergency Management at azein.gov.

For updates on travel conditions around the state of Arizona, please visit az511.gov or follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT).

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Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.