Landslide shuts down Highway 89-A; alternate route

Heavy storms cause mud and rock slide in Coconino County, Arizona, Aug. 9, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

COCONINO COUNTY, Ariz. – A portion of highway 89-A in Coconino County, Arizona, is completely shut down Sunday due to a landslide that occurred Sunday afternoon due to heavy storms.

Heavy storms cause mud and rock slide in Coconino County, Arizona, Aug. 9, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News
Heavy storms cause mud and rock slide in Coconino County, Arizona, Aug. 9, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Highway 89-A is closed between Jacob Lake, Arizona, and Bitter Springs, Arizona, in the House Rock Valley area, west of Marble Canyon.

The road will remain closed until the slide area has been cleared. An estimated time for the road’s reopening is not available as this report is published.

Anyone needing to travel through the area, such as to Flagstaff, Arizona, must detour through Kanab and Page, Arizona, on Highway 89 and over the mountain slope south of Page to Bitter Springs.

According to initial reports from Arizona Department of Transportation workers, there may also be a second landslide in this area due to the rain.

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5 Comments

  • SteveSGU August 10, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Where is the photo that shows where these rocks came from? It seems to be far from any cliffs.

    And please describe exactly where the road is blocked (for example: 1.5 miles east of House Rock Valley Road or 2.5 miles west of Cliff Dwellers Lodge).

  • SteveSGU August 10, 2015 at 10:48 am

    The photos don’t look like a landslide; they look like a flash flood.

  • fun bag August 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Uhhhh, why not give us a pic of the hill them thurr rocks rolled off of???…

    • Lastdays August 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Uhhh, looks like the photos were taken by the Arizona Dept of Transportation and “not” a reporter from the STG News. So I guess the story is providing the info that was provided to them.
      Also a quick search on the World Wide Web will reveal some different photos that may, Uhhhh, satisfy your curiosity.

  • Dexter August 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Oh don’t worry I’m sure the neighborhood blowhard REAL LIFE DORK will come in and straighten everybody out…. LOL.!

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