Evacuation orders lifted for some Sedona, Camp Verde neighborhoods

Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 7:04 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 8:22 PM MST
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SEDONA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- People living in several neighborhoods around Camp Verde, Sedona, Rimrock and Lake Montezuma areas are allowed to go back home after evacuation orders were lifted. However, some areas in Camp Verde remain under evacuation order. The following areas are in ‘GO’ status due to flooding:

  • North Verde River Drive west of I-17
  • Verde River RV Resort
  • Wagon Wheel Trailer Park

Coconino County issued a warning to drivers who travel on unpaved roads. The county says snowmelt combined with recent rains has made some of these dirt roads very muddy. Officials are asking that folks heed all posted road warnings and closures.

SR 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff was closed because boulders and rocks fell onto the road but reopened around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

A boulder and large can be seen in the middle of SR89A between Sedona and Flagstaff.
Boulders fell onto SR89A between Sedona and Flagstaff.(Arizona's Family)

Meanwhile, in the Valley, Maricopa County closed off more low-water crossings because of flooding on Wednesday. The storm, combined with recent water releases from SRP, means the Valley will see high water levels at crossings for several days.

There are multiple areas closed off:

  • Gilbert Road, north of Loop 202, at Salt River
  • McKellips Road at Salt River
  • 67th Avenue and Broadway Road at Salt River
  • 91st Avenue at Salt River
  • El Mirage Road at Gila River

Homeowners are asked to pay attention to flood warnings and advisories by the National Weather Service. If you come across flooded low-river crossings and driveways, don’t try to cross. Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

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