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Heads up! Several Arizona highways to close ahead of heavy snowfall

(Jim Cross/KTAR)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that several Arizona highways will be closed in preparation for the winter season, according to a recent press release.

State Route 473, a highway that provides access to the Hawley Lake recreational area in the White Mountains region, closed Thursday. State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park will be closed on Dec. 1.

ADOT officials said SR 67 could be closed earlier depending on the weather prior to the closure date, but typically opens around mid-May. US 89A will remain open at the SR 67 junction, according to the press release.

Part of State Route 366 that leads to Mouth Graham in southern Arizona closed for winter Wednesday. The highway will be closed from the end of the pavement to the turnoff to Shannon Campground.

The scenic highway, also known as “Swift Trail,” may also need to be closed for snow removal, according to the press release.

All highways closed for winter are expected to reopen in the spring.

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