Portion of Senator Highway closed near Crown King due to storm damage

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CROWN KING, Ariz. – Prescott National Forest officials have closed a portion of Senator Highway near Crown King due to recent storm damage.

Officials said monsoon rains have caused extensive damage and washed out portions of the road, making it unsafe and impassable at this time.

The closure will remain in effect until monsoon activity is over and repairs can be completed.

The following portion of the road is closed to public travel:

Senator Highway (County Road 56): Beginning at the junction of Senator Highway and Forest Trail 215 (Township 11 North, Range 1 West, Section 16); heading south along Senator Highway to the intersection of Senator Highway and Forest Road 362 (Hooper Saddle). 

Officials urge all visitors to use caution while driving on forest roads during the monsoon season. Roads may be impassable due to rocks and trees blocking the roadway or flowing washes and saturated soil.