Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highway US89 collapse south of Page, Arizona
ADOT tweeted the news and photo at https://twitter.com/ArizonaDOT/status/304244759097143296
ADOT is attributing the collapse to a "geologic event" rather than weather related.
Brian Gootee in our Phoenix branch suggests this may be related to a landslide in the underlying Chinle Fm.
First report of the event was at 5:09 am this morning. The location is south of Page, north of Bitter Springs at milepost 526.5 on HY 89.
The Public Safety office in Flagstaff tells us the cracks continue to grow.
Update, 9:40am: The Navajo Nation Facebook page has another view - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=485955371460881&set=a.391519950904424.90837.386584404731312&type=1&theater
at 7:54 AM