Login

Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Hwy89SinkHole.JPG
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.

Jim Cross, Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: