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Q: Why doesn't the ADOT sign over Highway 260 in Star Valley have constant updates on forest closures, fire restrictions and other information at all times?

A: "Research has shown that signs are most effective when they are used sparingly," said Diane D'Angelo, public information officer for the Arizona Department of Transportation. "When (the signs) are used frequently, the drivers stopped reading them. Our operators at the traffic operation center in Phoenix use a lot of discernment as to what goes on those message signs and how frequently they get changed."

Calling 211 or logging onto www.az211.gov is another way to get updated fire information. It is the human and emergency services line.

Calling 511 or logging onto www.az511.com has information on highway closures and conditions.

Call 474-5251, ext. 147, to reach Roundup's What's Up? line. Leave your question on the answering machine and we'll try to find the answer.

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