US 60 between Globe and Show Low back open after closure due to wildfire
PHOENIX — A portion of US 60 between Globe and Show Low that was closed over the weekend due to a wildfire reopened Monday afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The 60-mile stretch was shut down in both directions at 4:30 p.m. Friday and remained closed until just after 3:30 p.m. Monday due to the Copper Canyon Fire, which caused damage to guardrails along the highway.
📣 GREAT NEWS! 📣
US 60 has REOPENED between mileposts 253-311 (Globe to just west of Show Low). Eastbound traffic is being flagged through mileposts 257-261. #CopperCanyonFire
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 10, 2021
As of Sunday evening, the wildfire was 35% contained and had burned 2,652 acres of grass and brush, according to InciWeb.
The fire started Friday around 12:30 p.m. three miles northeast of Globe and has determined to be human-caused, with an investigation into an ignition source pending.
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