State Route 89A remains closed between Sedona and Flagstaff due to a wildfire that began Tuesday afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.
The 24-mile-long closure (mileposts 375-397) affects most of the highway between Sedona and Flagstaff as crews battle the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon. ADOT is working with fire officials to ensure the safety of drivers and is assisting with traffic control.
As an alternative, ADOT is recommending drivers take State Route 179 and Interstate 17 to travel between Sedona and Flagstaff.
There is no estimated time for the highway to reopen.
Additional information on active wildfires can be obtained through the Arizona Division of Emergency Management at azein.gov.