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AZ SR 69 Firefighting Still Underway

Sedona AZ (June 30, 2017) While Arizona State Route 69 has reopened between Interstate 17 and State Route 169 near Prescott, drivers need to use caution as crews in the area continue fighting the Goodwin Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Those using SR 69 through the affected area should slow down and watch out for vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the highway. In addition, windblown smoke can reduce visibility.

Other options for reaching the Prescott area from the Valley include taking SR 169 west from Interstate 17, or taking SR 89 north from US 93 via US 60 through Wickenburg. Because both SR 169 and SR 89 are one lane in each direction most of the way, heavy traffic can lead to slowing on those routes.

SR 69 closed Tuesday between Cordes Junction and SR 169 as the Goodwin Fire burned near Mayer. It reopened to all traffic Friday morning.

Initial assessments by ADOT suggest that only minimal fire damage occurred along SR 69. Approximately 20 guardrail posts were damaged when fire crossed the highway near Mayer. ADOT will conduct a full assessment once firefighting operations wind down.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.

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5 Comments

  1. June 30-July 4 Weekend Travel Advisory - No closures says:

    June 30 – July 4, 2017

    Drivers will get a break from construction-related closures along freeways in the Phoenix area and across the state over the Independence Day weekend.

    Drivers are urged to focus on safe driving, including slowing down and using extra caution in existing work zones across the state. Arizona’s “Stay Alert – Stay Alive” highway safety recommendations include:

    Check your vehicle, including the tire pressure
    Get some rest before traveling – fatigue is a serious safety risk
    Never drive while impaired – arrange for a designated driver in advance
     Allow extra travel time and be prepared for unscheduled closures.

  2. Goodwin Fire - Current mandatory evacuation list says:

    The following communities remain under mandatory evacuation as of 12 PM – June 30, 2017 –
     
    Pine Flat
    Breezy Pines
    Poland Junction west of Highway 69 only
    Walker
    Potato Patch
    Mount Union
    Dewey/Humboldt WEST of Highway 69 only
    The west side of Highway 69 north from Mayer to Dewey/Humboldt
    Upper Blue Hills
    Mountain Pine Acres
     
    There are currently no communities under pre-evacuation.
     
     

  3. Goodwin Fire Public Info Line says:

    For public information regarding the Goodwin fire:

    The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center remaining open 24 hours until otherwise notified of a positive change in the conditions.

    The Public information line is running 24 hours, call 928-442-5103 for questions and information updates.

  4. Tory & Ben Love, Tucson says:

    keep the faith, God is with you

  5. American Red Cross Northern Arizona Chapter says:

    This evening the American Red Cross Northern Arizona Chapter responded, with numerous other public safety agencies, to a fire that destroyed six residential structures in Kingman.

    As of 8:30 pm, the Red Cross was assisting three families. Currently a Disaster Action Team led by Red Cross Volunteer Gwen Powell is on scene and is seeking contact information for 2-3 additional families that might be affected by the fire. High winds in the area help spread the fire in a congested residential area. 

    Some of the structures that burned appear to be mobile homes. The fire is now under control and crews are overhauling the scene.
     
     

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