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.
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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