ARIZONA NEWS

No freeway closures planned in metro Phoenix over Thanksgiving weekend

Nov 25, 2020, 4:35 AM
(Flickr Photo/ADOT)...
(Flickr Photo/ADOT)
(Flickr Photo/ADOT)

PHOENIX — No freeway closures or restrictions are planned in the metro Phoenix area over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Motorists are advised to take caution on Valley freeways, especially if traveling away from the city for the holiday weekend.

A total of 11 people died on Arizona roads over last year’s Thanksgiving weekend and three deaths were attributed to alcohol-related crashes, ADOT said.

Drivers should avoid all distractions and impairments in order to lessen the possibility of a crash.

ADOT also recommends to bring face coverings, prepare to practice safe distancing and follow other public health guidelines while traveling because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Finally, motorists planning to leave metro Phoenix should check on their vehicles to ensure proper settings for tire pressure, engine fluid levels and windshield wipers.

Get the latest KTAR News 92.3 FM traffic alerts sent straight to your phone by texting “TRAFFIC” to 411923.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Sarah de Carvalh, CEO of It's a Penalty. (Photo by Brittany Murray/Getty Images)...
Colton Krolak

Survivor, advocates bring awareness to human trafficking prevention in Arizona

A survivor and advocates in Arizona discussed how to spot signs and be better educated during national Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
5 hours ago
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)...
Kevin Stone

Here’s what Valley economists say about possible Phoenix housing market plunge

Local economists are saying a recent report projecting a 2008-like plunge in the Phoenix housing market is no reason to panic.
5 hours ago
(Arizona Department of Transportation Flickr Photo)...
KTAR.com

4 metro Phoenix freeway closures to hinder drivers this weekend

Drivers across the Valley could face delays this weekend as portions of four metro Phoenix freeways will be closed.
5 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Doggie Street Festival, Visit Mesa Photo)...
KTAR.com

Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Jan. 27-29

There'll be plenty to do in Phoenix this weekend, including pet-friendly festivals, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and trips to museums.
5 hours ago
(Facebook Photos)...
KTAR.com

Here are the metro Phoenix restaurants on Yelp’s list of top 100 places to eat in 2023

A pair of metro Phoenix restaurants made Yelp's list of the top 100 places to eat in the United States in 2023.
1 day ago
FILE -  A Goodyear tire sits on display at a tire shop on Feb. 12, 2014, in South Euclid, Ohio. A f...
Associated Press

Arizona lawyer subpoenaed in criminal investigation of Goodyear tires

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
...
Fiesta Bowl Foundation

Celebrate 50 years of Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade magic!

Since its first production in the early 1970s, the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe has been a staple of Valley traditions, bringing family fun and excitement to downtown Phoenix.
...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.
No freeway closures planned in metro Phoenix over Thanksgiving weekend