Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

N. Arizona highway closed due to pavement buckle

A photo showing US 89 where a section of the road buckled this morning. The road is closed between US 89A and Page. (Courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation)

PAGE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says U.S. 89 is closed in both directions south of Page because of a pavement problem.

A large sinkhole has split the road 150 feet long and about three to four feet deep.

The DPS says that's because of what it describes as a ``pavement buckle.''

The Department of Transportation's Garin Groff says traffic will have to be detoured for the time being.

"If you're heading northbound, you'll need to take U.S. 160 east 15 miles, then take Arizona 98 onto Page," Groff said.

Crews are assessing the damage and trying to determine if the storm is the cause.

There is no estimate for when the highway can re-open.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.

About the Author


Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, and any food on campouts.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Favorite news memory: The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. The 2007 Southern California Firestorm and being at Sky Harbor Airport when the first plane lifted off several days after 9-11. Seeing the American flag on the tail of the Salt Lake City-bound Delta airliner as it took off still gives me goosebumps.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges -- which was outstanding --, Lonesome Dove.

First job: Spinning records at KLER Radio Orofino, Idaho 1980.

First concert: KISS/Cheap Trick 1977 Spokane, WA Coliseum.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, The University of Montana Grizzlies and Texas Rangers.

Outside interests: Sports, camping, fishing, traveling.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News