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High-elevation Arizona roadways cleared for use after seasonal closures in White Mountains

Apr 17, 2024, 4:00 PM

File photo of a highway in northern Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation reopened thre...

The Arizona Department of Transportation reopened three high-elevation roadways in the White Mountains on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (Coronado National Forest Photo)

(Coronado National Forest Photo)

PHOENIX – Transportation officials lifted seasonal closures on three high-elevation roadways in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona on Wednesday.

The Arizona Department of Transportation closes the following state route sections every winter because of heavy snowfall trends in the area:

  • SR 261 between Eagar and Big Lake.
  • SR 273 between Sunrise Park and Big Lake.
  • SR 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake.

While those scenic roadways are now open, another Arizona seasonal closure remains in effect. SR 67 leading to the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim is scheduled to reopen, along with park facilities, in mid-May, ADOT said.

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High-elevation Arizona roadways cleared for use after seasonal closures in White Mountains