Several highways still closed due to Wallow Fire

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 20 at 6:25 AM

PHOENIX – Several highways remain closed due to the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona and travel in the area should be avoided.

While fire conditions have improved in the region, the Arizona Department of Transportation said the following closures on state highways remain in effect:

•    US 191 is closed between Alpine and north of Clifton (milepost 176-253).

•    State Routes 261 (mileposts 395-413) and 273 (mileposts 378-394), the main access roads to Big Lake and Crescent Lake in the White Mountains, are closed.

•    SR 373 that connects the town of Greer with SR 260 west of Eagar is closed (mileposts 386-391).

•    US 180 is closed between east of Alpine and the New Mexico state line (mileposts 419-433).

•    In southern Arizona, SR 366 is closed at milepost 118 leading up to Mount Graham (milepost 143) near Safford after the U.S. Forest Service determined the risk of wildfire is too extreme to allow access.

•    SR 92 is closed between Ramsey Canyon Road and Palominas (mileposts 327-340) due to the Monument Fire southeast of Sierra Vista.

Drivers in these areas are advised to watch for fire crews and to be alert for reduced visibility as a result of smoke.

ADOT estimates approximately 170 miles of state highways remain closed due to wildfires burning across Arizona or due to the threat of wildfires.

To stay up-to-date on the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

 

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