Several Highways Closed Due To Wallow Fire

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Nearly 20 miles of U.S. 60 has been closed from Springerville to the New Mexico state line due to the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona. This closure stretches from milepost 384 to 401.

In all, more than 200 miles of state highways are closed due several major wildfires burning in Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Transportation reminds motorists traveling that the following closures on state highways remain in effect:

  • State Route 260 is closed in both directions east of the Hawley Lake turnoff (State Route 473 junction) and Eagar. SR 260 is closed between mileposts 372-398 near Eagar.

  • State Route 373, a 4.5 mile-long highway that connects the town of Greer in eastern Arizona with SR 260 west of Eagar, is closed.

  • U.S. 191 is closed between Alpine and north of Clifton (mileposts 176-253).

  • State Routes 261 and 273, the main access roads to Big Lake and Crescent Lake in the White Mountains, are closed. SR 261 is closed starting approximately seven miles south of SR 260 to Crescent Lake (mileposts 395-413) and SR 273 is closed between the SR 260 junction and to the SR 261 junction (mileposts 378-394).

  • U.S. 180 is closed between the SR 260 junction near Eagar and the New Mexico state line (mileposts 403-433).

  • In southern Arizona, SR 289 is closed along mileposts 2-10, approximately two miles north of the Interstate 19 junction.

  • SR 366 is closed at milepost 118 leading up to Mount Graham (milepost 336) near Safford after the U.S. Forest Service determined the risk of wildfire is too extreme to allow access.

Additional information on the Wallow Fire, Horseshoe Two Fire and Murphy Fire and evacuation orders can be obtained through the the Arizona Division of Emergency Management at www.azein.gov. Information on road closures is available from ADOT by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.az511.gov.

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