Monday, August 10, 2015

Boulders and mud close US89A north of Grand Canyon

The Arizona Dept. of Transportation warned drivers that US 89A is closed Monday morning north of the Grand Canyon as crews work to remove mud and boulders from the road following heavy rain on Sunday. [photo credit, AZ Dept of Public Safety]

The closure is in place from five miles west of Marble Canyon (milepost 545) to Jacob Lake (milepost 579). There is no estimated time for when the road will reopen, but the closure is expected to remain in place until at least late Monday morning.    The Arizona [Phoenix] Republic posted this video from Avondal resident Tricia Leonhardt showing the flood waters actually crossing the highway and the aftermath.

Jacob Lake is located at the junction of US 89A and US 67, the route to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

ADOT crews from Page, Fredonia and Gray Mountain are working to reopen US 89A [bottom right, photo credit, ADOT]

For updated information on the closure, please visit the ADOT Travel Information Site, or follow us on Twitter, @ArizonaDOT.

[excerpted from the ADOT announcement]

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