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ADOT to begin closing select state routes Monday as winter draws near

Nov 14, 2020, 5:45 AM | Updated: 9:46 am
(Flickr/Alan Stark)...
(Flickr/Alan Stark)
(Flickr/Alan Stark)

PHOENIX — Two state routes in Arizona will close next week, with additional closures coming in December due to the approaching winter months, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

State Route 473 around the White Mountains and State Route 366 near Mount Graham in southern Arizona, also known as Swift Trail, will close for winter on Monday.

Other impending closures include State Route 67 leading to the north rim of the Grand Canyon on Dec. 1 and White Mountain State Routes 261 and 273 by Dec. 31.

ADOT closes the state routes every winter due to the significant snowfall these areas typically receive, with the closures possibly occurring earlier depending on the weather.

There is no date mentioned for when the state routes will reopen, but closures in past years have been lifted in the spring.

Those who travel to areas that have snow are advised by ADOT to pack an emergency kit with extra blankets and water, along with checking the road conditions prior to travel and making sure the vehicle has plenty of fuel.

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ADOT to begin closing select state routes Monday as winter draws near